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Lucy Marlor

Senior Lecturer

Department: Northumbria School of Design

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Lucy joined Northumbria University in January 2012 as a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design. She is now Programme Leader of the BA(Hons) Interior Design degree, at the School of Design.


 Lucy graduated in 2007, with First class BA(Hons) in Interior Design. She immediately began work in commercial practice at Ward Robinson, where she designed across a range of sectors including in high end hospitality, leisure, workplace, healthcare, civic and education design. Whilst practicing in design full time, Lucy taught as a visiting lecturer at Northumbria University periodically, delivering digital communication and visualisation skills as well as commercial design project studio sessions. In 2012 she joined Northumbria University full time, as a Senior Lecturer on the Interior Design programme. Throughout her time in practice and academia, Lucy has maintained a freelance portfolio, working on live commercial interior design projects in the North of England.

Programme Input 

In September 2018 Lucy became Programme Leader of the BA(Hons) Interior Design degree. She is also Year 2 Tutor and teaches across Years 2 & 3. Following several years acting as Link Tutor for international franchise partnership with Academy of Design, Sri Lanka, Lucy is International Admissions Tutor for the programme. Her area of interest and specialism lies in digital communication, leading the programme’s digital visualisation delivery throughout years 2 & 3.


Practice based research interests lie in the adaptive re-use and re-purposing of existing architecture and interiors, in particular the abandonment of existing architecture within the built environment and how we may better utilise unused or ruinous spaces. Lucy continues to engage with design and practice based research via conferences and live design competitions with works including“Utopian Dreaming” research paper and artefacts  (Praxis and Poetics Conference, Northumbria University 2013), “Modularity: Six Scenarios One Solution” architecture and interior design project (RIBA Forgotten Spaces, National Competition, UK, 2013) and “Utopian Dreaming” architecture and interior design project (YAC Competition, International Architecture & Design Competition, Italy, 2016). Lucy’s most recent research activity includes publication in Interior Futures book by the Royal College of Art – “A Spatial Diorama: The Act of the Interior (5 Act Play)”, Crucible Press.

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School of Design
Northumbria University, City Campus East 2
Newcastle upon Tyne


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