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Paul Ring

Associate Professor

Department: Architecture and Built Environment

Paul Ring joined the University in September 2005 and is the Director of Review and Approvals for the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. He is the author of and Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) and Pg Cert Interior Architecture programmes within the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. His specialism is within the scope of creative reuse, building adaptation and the creation of interior space within existing buildings.

Paul is the Chair of Membership on the Council of Interior Educators, the learned society for Interiors based education in the UK. He graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1996 where he undertook the BSc (Hons) Interior Design programme in conjunction with Glasgow College of Building and Printing. He went on to study Interior Design to Masters Level at Manchester Metropolitan University, focusing upon narrative based interiors and domestic territories, graduating in 1997.

Paul worked as an interior designer and developed a broad portfolio of work whilst at practice with PHD Design in Glasgow. He was awarded Scottish Interior Designer of the Year 1997 and is a founding member of Transit, a multi-disciplinary art and architecture group which he formed whilst in Manchester. The groups’ portfolio of work has been broad ranging, covering architectural competitions and urban intervention, interior design, furniture, installation art and research.

Paul continues to focus his research and academic practice on the authenticity of the adapted interior, building reuse and design through narrative discoveries.

Paul Ring

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 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


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

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