Dr Yahya Lavaf-Pour

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  • Qualifications:Dip Arch, MSc, PhD, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Architecture
  • Department:FET - Architecture and the Built Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 86147
  • Email:Yahya.LavafPour@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Yahya is a senior lecturer in architecture and a fellow of Higher Education Academy. He currently teaches across both UG and PG levels of the Architecture course. Previously in practice, he has worked on a number of design projects internationally and in the UK was involved in the refurbishment of the Liverpool Royal Court Theatre. 

Yahya holds a PhD in architecture from Liverpool University. His research interests lie in the exploration of geometrical form in architectural design. This spans from spatial sensibility to pragmatic aspect of design in particular, responsive to the environment and pre-existing conditions - an Integral Approach to architectural design and sustainability. 

He has worked on a number of funded research projects in Malaysia, Hong Kong and UK. Currently, he is a Co-I for an EPSRC (Connected Everything II) Project investigating Intelligent Empathy in Design.

As part of his pedagogic research he is interested in experimental form finding methods adopted from Vkhutemas School of architecture in particular, the course "Space" developed by the Soviet Avant-Garde architect Nikolai Ladovsky.


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