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Paul Ring

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Associate Professor Paul Ring joined the University in September 2005 and is Head of Subject for Architecture within the Dept. of Architecture & Built Environment. He is the author of the BA(Hons) and Pg Cert Interior Architecture programmes and was formerly the Faculty of Engineering & Environment’s Director of Review, Approvals and Academic Portfolio. His specialism is within creative reuse and building adaptation, developing research, academic and partnership activity around the adaptation or heritage spaces. Paul continues to focus his research and academic practice on the authenticity of the adapted interior and is co-lead on a partnership with the National Trust.

Paul has submitted research by design portfolios and an Impact Case Study to REF2021, authoring work on creative partnerships and heritage adaptation. His practice as an interior designer has developed a broad portfolio of work and he was awarded Scottish Interior Designer of the Year in 1997. He has previously worked collaboratively in studio with artists, sculptors, and designers on a wide range of projects, including architectural competitions and urban interventions, interior design, furniture and installation art works.

As a member of SCHOSA (Council of Heads of Schools of Architecture) and as Secretary of Interior Educators, Paul makes contribution to the education of Architecture and Interior Architecture nationally and is an experienced external examiner, examining at Regents, Salford, UCA and Manchester Metropolitan Universities.  

Paul Ring

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  • Fight for Frontage: A Shopping Mall On a High Street, Vialard, A., Ingleby, T., Ring, P. 1 Jul 2017, Proceedings of the 11th International Space Syntax Symposium, Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico - Universidade de Lisboa
  • Re-imagining Gibside Hall, Couture, A., Couture, B., Green, C., Ring, P., Miller, S., Mackinnon, K. 2014
  • Aligned curriculum as a tool for learning and support, Ring, P. 30 May 2013, iBEE 2013: Innovation in Built Environment Education (5th Annual Conference)
  • Restoration: Authenticity and Deception, Ring, P., Lomas, K. 1 Jul 2012, In: Built and Natural Environment Research Paper, Special Issue: Architecture
  • The Immanent Interior, Ring, P. 29 Mar 2012, Interior Educators 2nd International Conference 2012
  • Re use: archaeology and storytelling, Ring, P. Jun 2008, In: Northumbria Working Paper Series: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Built and Virtual Environment
  • Re use and the archaeology of storytelling, Ring, P. Oct 2007, Gli interni nel progetto sull'esistente, Padova, Il Poligrafo

Kathleen Gatward Can applied design led research develop a series of strategies for dealing with ruined spaces? Start Date: 01/10/2022

  • Education City andGuildsLevel 5 June 30 2005
  • Design Studies MA September 01 1996

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