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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Trevor Elvin

Trevor Elvin is a design practitioner and academic with extensive experience in the creative fields, using the design studio environment as a research laboratory for testing and building ideas. His objective is to engage in the transformation of place through built projects, exhibitions, research, and writing. He has a cross disciplinary approach to design and collaborate with artists, film makers, exhibition designers, and installation makers in the realization of built projects. His portfolio includes interior design, fabrication, installations, furniture making, film production/set design and the making of architecture. With over a decade of experience in civic design and the creative industries, his research and publications investigate topics that range from fabrication to theory. He has been involved in the design, development and site-management of numerous new-build and refurbishment projects and has developed a considerable body of work, including numerous projects short listed for awards.

Department Responsibilities

School Director of Studio Practice College of Arts Board of Studies Postgraduate Admissions Tutor

Subject Specialism

Architecture, Theory, Design, Fabrication, Making,


  • Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute [Fellow]
  • Higher Education Academy [Associate Fellow]
  • Institute of Leadership and Management [ILM level three]
  • Bachelor of Architecture (yr 6) Hull School of Architecture, Hull
  • Bachelor of Architecture (yr 5) University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Architecture, Hull School of Architecture, Hull
  • Higher National Diploma in Building, North West Institute, Derry
  • National Diploma in Construction, North West Institute, Derry


  • Roof structure at Zurich International Airport — completion short listed
  • Leeds Royal Armoury Entrance design — RIBA - Completion short listed design
  • Contemporary Art at Packwood [follies] — National trust - completion short listed
  • UL Architects,  Gallery/studio space, Greestone — RIBA EM Awards - Short listed
  • UL Architects, Creative industries, Sparkhouse — RIBA EM Awards – short listed


City of Lincoln, Sincil Bank External Working Group Retail Design Institute, Board of Directors, London chapter City of Lincoln, Good Design Awards

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Research Interests

  • Fabrication, craft and making

  • Material exploration

  • Narratives within work

  • Relationship between practice teaching and research

  • Immersive learning

  • Transition from drawing to making

  • Engagement with the tectonics of place

Research Groups Memberships

  • Retail Design Institute, London chapter (RDI)
  • Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute (LHERI)
  • Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Professional Affiliations

  • Retail Design Institute, London chapter — Board of Directors
  • City of Lincoln, Good Design Awards — External Judge
  • Sincil Bank Neighbourhood Board — Core Member
  • Sincil Bank Community Partnership — Working Group Member