Dr Matthew Hynam

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  • Qualifications:Architect ARB, PhD, MA, BArch, BA (Hons), FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design Thinking
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 87318
  • Email:Matthew2.Hynam@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

architect / researcher / film maker


Matthew is a registered architect (ARB) with studies in architecture and planning. His research focuses on architectural design practice and process and its interaction with diverse media environments, practices and techniques. His doctoral research examined architectural design thinking and the agency of media in architectural creativity and pedagogy. His PhD thesis, entitled 'Design leaps: Divergent thinking techniques across media for architectural design', can be found here.

Matthew is also interested more specifically in the exchanges between film, architecture and urbanism and employs film as a research and design method. His design-led research films have screened in international festivals, such as the Cinecity architectural film project, Architecture Film Festival in Lisbon 26-29th September 2013, the University of Sydney Research Visions exhibition 4th October 2013 and at the ARCFILMFEST Santiago Chile 17-20th October 2013.

In practice, Matthew has worked for both large and small architectural practices, including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. He was the co-founder of Studio KAH, which undertook a number of diverse architectural projects, including international competitions, historic reuse, domestic housing, community projects, prototype hub buildings and a number of art related projects. Major clients that Matthew has produced architectural work, for include The National Trust, Liverpool Biennale, Hazeley Academy, Bath & North East Somerset Council, UNESCO, Friends of Longacre Hall, Bristol University and Bristol Cathedral's, The Revd Canon Tim Higgins.

Matthew has worked across all levels of architectural education and is currently teaching in the final year design studio of BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and a unit in the final year of the Masters of Architecture.

Matthew also coordinates the UWE lecture series Architecture Talks!, with colleague Dr Sophia Banou, which presents alternative approaches to architectural practice and research. A repository of past talks can be found here.


Area of expertise

design pedagogy

architectural media

film and architecture

exhibition delivery

creative practice

architectural design process


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