Mr Matthew Hynam

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  • Qualifications:Architect ARB, PhD, MA, BArch, BA (Hons), FHEA
  • Position:Lecturer
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 87318
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About me

architect / PhD/ lecturer / film maker

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Matthew is a qualified architect who has recently completed a PhD entitled 'Design leaps: Divergent thinking techniques across media for architectural design' which can be found here.

Matthew also collaborates with the students he teaches at the university, which has led to some great overlaps between practice and studio. An example of this being starting a collaboration with South West practices and UWE students to reimagine how Birnbeck Pier near Weston-super-Mare might be redeveloped. Link to film

Matthew has worked for both large and small architectural practices. In 2009 Matthew cofounded an architecture practice with a colleague from Fielden Clegg Bradley studios where they undertook a number of projects including: international competitions, historic reuse, domestic housing, community projects, prototype hub buildings and a number of art related projects. Major clients included; 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.

In 2011 Matthew completed an MA examining how film might be used as a design tool in architecture. In 2013 one of the films produced during the MA was screened in Federation Square Melbourne as part of the Cinecity architectural film project. The film has subsequently gone on to be screened at the; 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.

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

Matthew also coordinates the UWE IBSTOCK Lunchtime talk series, with colleague Dr Sophia Banou, which regularly draws 100+ students to see practices from around the world. The series is also filmed by Steve Brown and links to the 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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