Mrs Claire Williams

Mrs Claire Williams

Associate Lecturer

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



Founder/Director The Mount Studio Architects

Claire Williams is a qualified, award winning Architect with over 20 years experience in private practice.  

Claire enjoys all aspects of design, in particular her interests lie in forming a collaborative process through the building of relationships - a human centred and humane approach which allows spaces to be created that lift the spirit. 

Claire also enjoy designing, experimenting and making on a smaller scale and is a keen silversmith.   

Claire has been teaching at the University of Plymouth, in various roles, since 2004. She has also taught at Bath University, Oxford Brookes University RIBA OBE and is a visiting critic both at Bath and Falmouth Universities.


Founder/Director The Mount Studio Architects
Fellow Higher Education Authority
Pg Dip in Architecture with Humane Architecture with Distinction
1st Class Hons Ba Architecture

Professional membership





Teaching interests

Higher Education and Teaching Experience

Plymouth University, Part Time

Ba Hons Years 2&3 and ATE Years 2&3 Design Studios

Transformative, 2018-2019

Performative 2017-2018

Green Infrastructure and Wellbeing 2013-2015

Craft and Culture 2012-2013

BA Hons Year 2 Design Studio, 2016-2022

BA Hons Year 2/3 Design Studio 2019- 2020

ATE Year 1 Design Studio Tutor, 2012-2014 and 2016-2017 

BA Hons Year 1 Technology, 2015-2016

BA Hons Year 1 Design Studio Tutor, 2004-2012 and 2015-2016, 2021- present

BA Hons Year 1 Communications, 2011-2012 and 2014-2015

University of Plymouth International College Foundation in Architecture, Practical Design Skills, Module lead, 2022

Other Universities

Bath University, BSc Year 1 visiting critic, 2014-Present

Bath University, BSc Year 1 Design Studio Tutor, 2015

Falmouth University, BA Hons Year 1 visiting critic, 2015-Present

Oxford Brookes University, RIBA Part II Tutor, 2015-Present






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