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Dr Peter Holgate

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

EE Peter Holgate Staffprofile 255Born in Gateshead, North-East England; studied architecture at the Universities of Liverpool and Oregon; practised architecture in Newcastle, San Francisco, London and Frankfurt am Main, working on a variety of award-winning projects; qualified CDM Co-ordinator; full-time teacher of architecture since 2005; accredited postgraduate supervisor; awarded MA in Academic Practice, 2011; awarded Professional Doctorate in Education in 2016; roles have included Director of Learning and Teaching, Programme Leader (Master of Architecture), Director of Architectural Programmes and Interim Head of Department of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Campus Address

Ellison Building EBC204

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Architectural education; health and well-being in architecture; practice led teaching and research; curriculum design

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Mental health in UK architecture education: An analysis of contemporary student wellbeing, Holgate, P., McClean, D., Bloice, L. 17 Feb 2020
  • The Professional Doctorate by Portfolio: Alternative Assessment for Advanced Practitioner-Led Scholarship?, Holgate, P., Sambell, K. 21 Sep 2020, In: Practitioner Research in Higher Education
  • Designing with Care: Hospice designs by JDDK Architects, Trueman, J., Holgate, P., Mullan, M. 2017, Building Knowledge: Pathways to Post Occupancy Evaluation, RIBA Publications
  • Designing with care: hospice design since 1980, Mullan, M., Trueman, J., Holgate, P. Jun 2017, 3rd European Healthcare Design Congress and Exhibition
  • Designing with care: Hospice design since 1980, Holgate, P., Mullan, M., Franklin, S., Darbyshire, J., Trueman, J. 2017, Professional Practices in the Built Environment
  • Designing with Care: Hospice Design Since 1980, Mullan, M., Darbyshire, J., Holgate, P., Trueman, J., Darcy, S. Nov 2016, People, Partnerships and Potential
  • Strategic sustainable development in the UK construction industry, through the Framework of Strategic Sustainable Development, using Building Information Modelling, Alwan, Z., Jones, P., Holgate, P. 12 Jan 2016, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Academic literacy and the transition to studying architecture, Bramley, E., Holgate, P., Welch, H. 27 Mar 2015, The North East Regional Three Rivers Conference

PGR Supervision

Peter Dixon Interpreting Interpretation; an inquiry into the development of effective museum exhibition design processes Start Date: 01/10/2017


  • Education EdD April 05 2016
  • Education MA (Hons) July 01 2011
  • Teaching & Learning PCAPL December 03 2007
  • Architecture BArch (Hons) July 05 1989
  • Architecture BA (Hons) July 01 1985
  • Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) 2019
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014
  • Architect Architects Registration Board (ARB) 1992
  • Chartered Member Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1992

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