Mr Andy Humphreys

Mr Andy Humphreys

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)



Associate Head of School Architecture

Programme Leader BA Architecture
Programme Leader BA Architectural Technology and the Environment
Lecturer in Architecture
BA 3 year semester 1 studio leader
Stream leader for BA technology
Design Unit Studio Tutor
BA 3 Dissertation Tutor
Outreach Tutor
Design Studio Leader of design [re]defined vernacular - [r]dv


BSc [UCL] Dip Arch [UCL] Registered Architect

Andy studied at The Bartlett School of Architecture from 1989 gaining his professional practice certificate in 1997.

Professional membership

Architects Registration Board [ARB]



Teaching interests

1997 - 1999 Kingston University part time studio tutor and BA 1 co leader

1999 - 2007 Kingston University full time tutor and Principal Lecturer in Architecture
BA Course Director, 
Director of Technology to the BA school, 
Third year design studio leader and 
Admissions Tutor.

As Course Director has two successful RIBA Validation visits

2008 - 2010 Nottingham University School of Architecture studio assistant in degree studio V 

2009 - 2011 Welsh School of Architecture studio assistant on Vertical Studio project

As a part time tutor I worked in practice at Peter Currie Architects a London based socially responsible practice and returned there in 2007 until 2012 when he started teaching full time at Plymouth University School of Architecture.

2011 University of Plymouth Lecturer in Architecture Design studio Tutor Stream Leader for Technology
2012 University of Plymouth BA Architecture Programme Leader
2014 University of Plymouth SSTAR award for Personal Tutor of the year
2015 University of Plymouth BA ArchitecturalTechnology and the Environment Programme Leader
2015 University of Plymouth Associate Head of School Teaching and Learning
2017 University of Plymouth Associate Head of School Architecture
2018 University of Plymouth - Key note lecture at HKU Space Hong Kong 'The problem of Architectural Education'
2018 In the process of setting up a TNE with HKU Space Hong Kong

And I  have run workshops and been a guest critic at.

The Bartlett
Brighton University
Ecole d'Architecture Strasbourg
Kingston University
London Metropolitan
Oxford Brookes University
South Bank University
The Welsh School of Architecture
California Institute of the Arts

My interests in teaching are related to enabling and empowering students to take the lead through their own preoccupations through the vehicle of a studio brief as a scaffold from which individual ideas can emerge.

I do not believe in projects or teaching being 'prescriptive' but prefer an model that sets out a framework as an invitation that students can engage with and introduce their own interests, Such models encourage collaborative working, interdisciplinary working and peer to peer learning, This sets up an environment of mutual reciprocity enabling students to work in environments and test their soft skills within a supportive learning environment.