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Dr James Charlton

Assistant Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

James Charlton ResizeMy undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology provided me with the fundamental knowledge and skills in Building Information Modelling, 3D visualisation and performance analysis within Architecture. These skills were further developed throughout my PhD, during which I gained knowledge in a wide range of analytical software applicable to the subject area of architectural and built environment visualisation. 

During my career I have both lead and supported numerous high impact enterprise and research projects ranging from performance analysis and visualisation within architecture and urban design, to data management and utilisation within the fields of BIM and smart cities. By gaining further and bespoke experience in a wide range of analytical and visualisation tools, I am able to offer a unique skill set to teaching, research and enterprise. I am highly trained in Building Information Modelling, 3D modelling and laser scanning technologies. I have been able to pass on this knowledge via teaching and supporting roles across Architecture and built environment disciplines and publish outputs to a high level. I constantly strive to expand upon my current list of published work via both individual and collaborative research projects.




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  • Living self-upgrading shelter: a biodesign approach for future of sustainable disaster relief, Ghanbarzadeh Ghomi, S., Charlton, J., Zhang, M. 20 Aug 2023, The 10th International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment, Berlin, Germany, S.ARCH
  • Phygitally Smarter? A Critically Pragmatic Agenda for Smarter Engagement in British Planning and Beyond, Charlton, J., Babelon, I., Watson, R., Hafferty, C. 27 Apr 2023, In: Urban Planning
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, Giddings, B., Hajisoltani, S., Charlton, J. 30 Dec 2022, The Future of the City Centre, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Petascale Cloud Supercomputing for Terapixel Visualization of a Digital Twin, Holliman, N., Antony, M., Charlton, J., Dowsland, S., James, P., Turner, M. 1 Jan 2022, In: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • Between Consultation and Collaboration: Self-Reported Objectives for 25 Web-Based Geoparticipation Projects in Urban Planning, Babelon, I., Pánek, J., Falco, E., Kleinhans, R., Charlton, J. 17 Nov 2021, In: ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information
  • Colliding epistemologies, productive tensions and usable pasts in the generation of heritage-led immersive experiences, Swords, J., Nally, C., Rogage, K., Watson, R., Charlton, J., Kirk, D. 1 Feb 2021, In: International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Memoryscapes: Designing Situated Narratives of Place through Heritage Collections, Rogage, K., Kirk, D., Charlton, J., Nally, C., Swords, J., Watson, R. 3 Jul 2021, In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
  • Developing a Replication of a Wayfinding Study. From a Large-Scale Real Building to a Virtual Reality Simulation, Kuliga, S., Charlton, J., Rohaidi, H., Isaac, L., Hoelscher, C., Joos, M. 2020, Spatial Cognition - 12th International Conference, Spatial Cognition 2020, Proceedings, Springer
  • The complexities of managing historic buildings with BIM, Charlton, J., Kelly, K., Greenwood, D., Moreton, L. 15 May 2020, In: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
  • Understanding the complexities of managing historic buildings through heritage BIM: a case study of Durham Cathedral, Kelly, K., Charlton, J., Greenwood, D. 18 Sep 2019, Advances in ICT in Design, Construction and Management in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO), Northumbria University

  • Sara Ghanbarzadeh Ghomi ??Envisioning the Future of a Living Self-Transforming Approach for Effective Post-Disaster Relief Shelters Start Date: 01/06/2022
  • David Morton The effect of Computer Aided Design (CAD) on the design process of final year master’s in architecture students Start Date: 04/03/2020
  • Ian Babelon DIGITAL PARTICIPATORY PLATFORMS IN URBAN PLANNING Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 21/01/2021

  • 3D Design PhD January 09 2012
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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