Mrs Pam Cole
Head of Department
I joined the School of Architecture in 2005, after running a regional practice for 25 years, and became Head of School in 2012. My teaching specialism lies within professional practice, and I have contributed nationally to the debate on the role of Professional Experience in Education. I have taught in design studio at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, focusing on methodology in design. As course leader for the ARB/RIBA Part 3 course for 6 years, I developed scenario based and peer group learning, and I currently contribute lectures to both M Arch and Part 3 courses. Practice expertise relates to social housing and listed buildings, with the completion of several sensitive conversion projects. I have run national workshops for the RIBA in professional practice, and examine on several Part 3 courses, in the UK and internationally.
Research activities relate to investigating the process of oral examination, Scenario based learning of Contract and Practice Management, and pedagogic studies of learning through group work.