Mrs Lucy Pengilley Gibb

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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

T: 0116 2577357



Personal profile

Lucy Pengilley Gibb is Programme Leader for BA Architecture at LSA and a Senior Lecturer. She is currently a studio tutor in second year BA and teaches on the MArch Live Build module as part of the Architecture, Tectonics and Environments (ATE) team. She has also worked across DMU’s Arts, Design and Humanities Faculty as a Lecturer on BA Interior Design, bridging her cross disciplinary practice.

Prior to joining DMU Lucy has teaching experience across all levels of undergraduate HE programmes. She has co-led a BSc Unit at Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, and has been an Associate Lecturer for some years at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) the world’s Top 2 university for Art and Design. Here, following 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year groups, she has applied her broad understanding of design and architecture to further professional and collaborative practices, and held responsibilities across teaching delivery, academic organisation, and quality assurance.

Lucy graduated from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL with First-class Honours in 2004 before attending the Royal College of Art for an MA Architecture in 2007. At the RCA she was nominated for the RIBA Presidents Silver Medal and was named in the Wallpaper Graduate Directory 2008 and BD Class of 2007 as a top London graduate. She was also presented with The Conran Foundation Award for the Most Outstanding Royal College of Art Students. Lucy went on to qualify as an ARB registered Architect from the Architectural Association in 2013.

As an Associate of multidisciplinary practice Ron Arad Studio, Lucy worked for 12 years mostly on international hospitality, residential and gallery projects in countries such as Italy, Japan, Israel, USA as part of the architectural team. Here she developed strong conceptual processes which blurred the boundaries of art, product design and architecture, challenging material use and fabrication techniques. She has also taken on roles to further inclusive and accessible environments, working for UK Architects Haverstock on specialist school and public sector projects. Most recently she has led her own practice Pengilley Gibb, with a focus on lifetime needs, material practice and narrative approaches to existing buildings.

Areas of teaching




Courses taught

  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • MArch Architecture 

Membership of professional associations and societies

ARB (Architects Registration Board) since 2013