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Prof Paul Jones


Department: Architecture and Built Environment

EE Pauljones Staffprofile 255Paul’s research expertise is in: teaching, design, design process and creativity- contributing to the university’s Research Assessment Framework (2008) and Research Excellence Framework (2014). He has had outstanding success in international design competitions, winning- or being placed- in 12 out of the 18 he has entered. This success has led to important building commissions and exhibitions. He has had his design work exhibited in prestigious venues around the world, including the Lincoln Centre New York, and the Palazzo Isimbardi in Milan. He has directed his students to numerous awards and commendations, both at Northumbria and at his previous institution.

Paul was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2011 for his contribution to architectural education; this accolade is the most prestigious in Higher Education, given for teaching excellence. Only 50 out of 180000 academics receive this fellowship each year. As well as being a National Teaching Fellow, Paul is Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA); an academic member of the RIBA Education Committee; a Chair of RIBA Visiting Boards; a member of SCHOSA (Standing Council of Heads of Schools of Architecture); and a Reviewer for the HEA. He is also the external examiner at Kingston and Portsmouth Schools of Architecture.

In his spare time Paul enjoys watching football and also likes to paint and draw. He regularly visits his brother, who lives in Barcelona; he designed his brother’s house and regularly visits him with the family to take advantage of the sunshine, the great architecture and the nightlife

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  • Architecture EdD January 07 2015
  • Architecture BArch April 19 1997
  • Architecture BA (Hons) September 01 1990
  • Principal Fellow (PFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • National Teaching Fellow (NTF) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2002

PGR Supervision

  • John Carr Start: 01/10/2020
  • Shaun Young Contemporary Applications of the Picturesque in Architecture: A practice-led approach Start: 01/02/2016
  • Shaun Young Start: 01/02/2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Humbledon Hill Houses, Jones, P. 12 Nov 2019
  • Comparing University Design Students’ and Tutors’ Perceptions of Creativity, Rodgers, P., Jones, P. 2017, In: The Design Journal
  • Living By Industry, Jones, P., Young, S., Glover, M., Ryan, J., Grindley, T. Sep 2017
  • Organicity, Jones, P., Dobereiner, D. 2017, In: Construction Research and Innovation
  • A place of restoration, Jones, P., Brown, C. Dec 2016
  • 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
  • Applying BIM to sustainable performance evaluation in design projects: An educational approach for architecture programmes, Alwan, Z., Holgate, P., Jones, P. 10 Sep 2015
  • A study of university design tutors' perceptions of creativity, Jones, P., Rodgers, P., Nicholl, B. 2014, In: International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation

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