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Prof Paul Jones


Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Paul is a professor of architecture at Northumbria University, his research spans wellbeing, sustainability and placemaking. He has designed award-winning building and international competition entries, as well as authoring books and journal papers on his interest areas. He is the Director of the ‘Homes for the Future’ Innovation centre with MOBIE, established to improve the quality and perceived value of housing in the UK.

Paul contributed to the university’s Research Assessment Framework (2008) and Research Excellence Framework (2014) and will return five design-based output the REF 2021. These include building projects, such as environmental housing schemes, and an innovative respite home for the Bradley Lowery Foundation. He has also submitted urban projects and award winning competition entries that consider ideas related to well-being and sustainability.

Paul's success in competition entries 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 for teaching. 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 an experienced external examiner having examined at Queens, Kingston, Portsmouth, Reading, and Leicester.

Paul Jones

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  • A pavilion for Sunderland Expo 2024, Jones, P. Feb 2024
  • St Cuthbert's Extra Care Facility, Jones, P. Feb 2024
  • Flexible Homes to Age in Place, Jones, P., Rogage, K., Cook, G. 20 Mar 2022
  • Homes for Futures: Design of Self Build Homes for Homeless People YMCA, Jones, P. 10 Oct 2022
  • Willow Field Care Village, Jones, P., Cook, G. May 2022
  • work/live unit for older people to remain active in employment, Jones, P., Cook, G., Rogage, K. Jul 2022
  • Embedding professionalism in architectural education: Inquiry, reflection and judgement throughout professional development, Holgate, P., Jones, P. Sep 2019, Defining contemporary professionalism, London, RIBA Publications

  • Joseph Marshall An Investigation Into The Detailing Process Within Architectural Practice Start Date: 08/01/2024
  • Dean Ireland The UK Housing Crisis in 2023 - How can the retrofits of social housing ensure that residents lead healthy and fulfilled lives WHILST ADDRESSING THE HOUSING SHORTFALL? Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • John Carr ??Can new-build homes in the UK help older people to age-in-place? Start Date: 01/10/2020
  • Shaun Young Contemporary Applications of the Picturesque in Architecture: A Practice-Led Approach Start Date: 01/02/2016 End Date: 13/10/2022
  • Shaun Young Start Date: 01/02/2016

  • 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

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