Ms Geraldine Dening

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: Leicester School of Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7426




Personal profile

Geraldine Dening is a Senior lecturer, and has taught across all the programmes, at BA and undergraduate level.

Dening is also the co-founder and Director of Architects for Social Housing (ASH), and a qualified architect with her own practice based in London.

Recent projects include designs and feasibility studies for additional housing and improvements to Central Hill Estate in London, in response to the proposal to demolish their estate and to West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates as part of their application for the Right to Transfer. She also devised and coordinated Open Garden Estates: a series of events hosted by estates threatened with demolition; and as ASH’s lead architect she is currently working with a number of Housing Co-operatives to explore new forms of community-led development.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Architecture

Research interests/expertise

Social Housing, community led design, resident engagement

Areas of teaching

Design Studio, Professional practice and Ethics, History and theory.


  • MA
  • ARB

Courses taught


Honours and awards

Evening Standard progress 1000, October 2018

Membership of professional associations and societies


Professional licences and certificates

ARB registered architect

Consultancy work

With Architects for Social Housing we explore alternatives to demolition of council and social housing estates