Associate Lecturer

Mark Coles is a qualified architect and teaches part-time on the Architecture MArch course.

Previously to joining Falmouth University Mark has taught on the MArch course at the University of Kent, and on the BA(Hons) course at the University of Westminster.

As a director of his own practice, Mark has drawn upon 20+ years’ experience at large architecture practices. Most notably leading roles on One Blackfriars Tower, South Bank, London at Simpson Haugh, and 8 Bishopsgate Tower, London at Wilkinson Eyre. His career has taken him to projects in Malaysia, the Middle East and Australia.

Mark’s ambition is to develop new typologies and responses to Cornwall’s unique setting and challenges, though he still works in large city environments where spacial constraints and innovative solutions have to be carefully worked out.

He is keen to share his practical experiences on different scales, complex geometry and sustainable construction techniques with students, preparing them for an exciting and rewarding career ahead.

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2005 Certificate in Professional Practice and Management - RIBA Part 3 London South Bank University
2000 Dip Arch - RIBA Part 2 University of Westminster
1996 BA(Hons) Architecture - RIBA Part 1 University of Westminster

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

  • Passive Environmental Design
  • Health and Wellbeing of Buildings
  • Sustainable Construction & Materials
  • Complex Geometry

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Architects Registration Board (ARB) - Registered Architect