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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Barbara Griffin

I am an architect and design tutor. I investigate the idea of drawing and the development of this ancient mechanism for the describing of ideas and by using the latest technological innovations to enhance this skill and better develop drawing as a tool for the communication of ideas. This research is not only reflected in my practice but also very significantly within my teaching of architecture. The relationship of teaching to my research has also been a very important part of the mechanisms by which I orchestrate and deliver design teaching. My research is focused on the ways in which technology in the form of 3d modeling software can be utilised to develop design processes and design networks. With a particular focus on the way such software can become a generator of ideas and form a unique palette for expression that goes beyond what is possible with traditional approaches to the development of architectonic ideas. My teaching career in academia has been primarily focused on studio teaching, the coordination of years in the undergraduate Architecture programme and postgraduate teaching. My studio teaching can be categorised into two distinct roles, firstly the teaching of architectural design in a studio group environment, Secondly the co-coordinating of academic years. In each role I have used teaching and learning methodologies, which require students to engage with a learning environment that is designed to fuse current technologies for the depiction of building designs with traditional techniques. This fusion forms the basis of my success in the delivering and organization of design teaching within the Lincoln School of Architecture.

Department Responsibilities

Senior lecturer Admissions tutor Studio tutor on the MArch Post graduate Admissions tutor Master of Architecture Level 1 coordinator

Subject Specialism

Architect and senior lecturer in architecture


  • Associate Fellow — HEA - higher Education Authority, 2015
  • PG Dip Architecture: Part 3 ARB/RIBA — Cardiff University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Architecture — University of Humberside and Lincolnshire, 2003
  • BA Hons Architecture — University of Humberside and Lincolnshire, 2000
  • Certificate in Architecture — Colaiste Dhulaigh, 1997


Imagine Cardiff live project and collaboration with Architecture&sp;, Cardiff

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