Mr Simon Bradbury

Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean for Arts, Design and Humanities

Simon Bradbury is the PVC/Dean for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities. Prior to this, he was the Head of the School of Architecture at De Montfort University.

Simon studied Architecture (RIBA/ARB Part 1 and 2) at Churchill College, Cambridge (1st Class Honours) which included a year’s scholarship to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He went on to work in the USA and the UK for internationally recognised Architecture and Urban Design practices. He was responsible for the design of a number of award-winning international projects ranging in scale from large urban design projects to individual houses for local government, third sector and private clients with a particular focus on sustainability. This included the award-winning project, Derwenthorpe, for the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust in York. Simon then worked in Government at the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) where he was responsible for the commissioning of research to influence changes in policy on issues including sustainable urban design, housing standards and the value of good design.

Before joining DMU he was Head of Architecture and Built Environment at Plymouth University, and he was actively engaged in supporting the delivery of Education for Sustainable Development across the institution.

He is an active researcher whose most recent book published by the RIBA, ‘Better Buildings: Learning from Buildings in Use’ reviews the effectiveness of sustainable buildings in relation to design performance. He was a member of the RIBA Research and Innovation Group and sat on the academic reference group for the industry led Architecture higher apprenticeship standard.

In his spare time, he is an enthusiastic squash player and was university captain, and has three blues.

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