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David Morton

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

David -MortonHis architectural career is both national and international and has been wide and varied, from the design of Micro Chip Factories for major manufacturers, to listed building projects for English Heritage. These included church buildings and a number of award winning visitors’ centres at Rievaulx Abbey and Richmond Castle.

His research into Digital Praxis in the exploration of architectural design has led him to becoming guest speaker and keynote speaker at National, International Conferences and European Summits. He is also visiting Professor at L'école d'ingénieurs El.Cesi, Paris and Visiting Professor Formación y Consultoría BIM, Barcelona. David won the ‘Best Lecturer’ Award at Northumbria University at the Student Led Teaching Awards 2016. 

David was lead consultant on a City wide scheme in the North East which won an International IFSEC Award for Innovative security. David has also been a member of the RIBA North East Regional Council since 2008.

Prior to joining the Architecture & Built Environment Team, David spent 11 years in the housing industry working both in the UK and Sweden. In the UK David was Senior Architect for a major housing provider and the Lead Architect for BoKlok UK and BoKlok AB (the housing arm of IKEA) in the UK and Sweden.

Research with IKEA and Skanska into the use of MMC and timber framed systems to create affordable and environmentally considerate housing has been David’s focus of the last 5 years culminating in award winning timber framed system for BoKlok (IKEA) for housing in the UK and European market.

David is a founding member of the BIM Academy (based at Northumbria University) and was part of the Team for Build Qatar Live 2012, the overall winner in a 48 hour virtual design collaboration to design a Museum of Architecture in Doha. This competition included teams from across the world competing for the title in the openBIM event.

Qualifications

  • Urban and Regional Planning MSc September 01 2002
  • Architecture PGDip June 01 1997
  • Architecture BA (Hons) June 01 1992
  • Architecture BArch (Hons)
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • PCAPL PGCertAPL 2008
  • Information not provided Architects Registration Board (ARB) 1997
  • Information not provided Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1997

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

 

David -Morton

David qualified as an Architect at Newcastle School of Architecture, gaining a First Class Degree with one of the highest grades awarded in the history of the School. He was awarded the School of Architecture Student of the Year Award, Building Magazine Student Prize and Gradus Student Prize.

His architectural career is both national and international and has been wide and varied, from the design of Micro Chip Factories for major manufacturers, to listed building projects for English Heritage. These included church buildings and a number of award winning visitors’ centres at Rievaulx Abbey and Richmond Castle.

His research into Digital Praxis in the exploration of architectural design has led him to becoming guest speaker and keynote speaker at National, International Conferences and European Summits. He is also visiting Professor at L'école d'ingénieurs El.Cesi, Paris and Visiting Professor Formación y Consultoría BIM, Barcelona. David won the ‘Best Lecturer’ Award at Northumbria University at the Student Led Teaching Awards 2016. 

David was lead consultant on a City wide scheme in the North East which won an International IFSEC Award for Innovative security. David has also been a member of the RIBA North East Regional Council since 2008.

Prior to joining the Architecture & Built Environment Team, David spent 11 years in the housing industry working both in the UK and Sweden. In the UK David was Senior Architect for a major housing provider and the Lead Architect for BoKlok UK and BoKlok AB (the housing arm of IKEA) in the UK and Sweden.

Research with IKEA and Skanska into the use of MMC and timber framed systems to create affordable and environmentally considerate housing has been David’s focus of the last 5 years culminating in award winning timber framed system for BoKlok (IKEA) for housing in the UK and European market.

David is a founding member of the BIM Academy (based at Northumbria University) and was part of the Team for Build Qatar Live 2012, the overall winner in a 48 hour virtual design collaboration to design a Museum of Architecture in Doha. This competition included teams from across the world competing for the title in the openBIM event.

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: Digital Capturing of Existing Environments - Digital Heritage 2016
  • Oral presentation: Digital Praxis: From Abstraction to Simulation in Learning 2016
  • Oral presentation: The BIM Model as the investigative landscape: Roaming in the digital age of pedagogy 2016
  • Oral presentation: Curiosity and Cognition: In the digital learning journey 2015

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • BIM: The Creative Agent of Change, Morton, D. 12 Feb 2015
  • Curiosity and Cognition: In the digital learning journey, Morton, D. 18 Feb 2015
  • Mapping the use of digital tools within learning in the architectural studio, Morton, D. 3 Sep 2015
  • The Digital Praxis of BIM: to discover a question that has never been asked, Morton, D. Feb 2015
  • Augmented Reality in architectural studio learning: How Augmented Reality can be used as an exploratory tool in the design learning journey, Morton, D. Oct 2014, Fusion, Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumbria University
  • Augmented Reality in architectural studio learning: How Augmented Reality can be used as an exploratory tool in the design learning journey, Morton, D. Sep 2014
  • Augmented Reality in architectural studio learning: How Augmented Reality can be used as an exploratory tool in the design learning journey, Morton, D. 12 Sep 2014, Fusion
  • Augmented Reality in Learning, Morton, D. 15 May 2014


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