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Alistair Barr

Associate Lecturer
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment
Areas of Expertise:
Built environment
Courses taught:

Alistair has led an award-winning architectural practice in parallel with teaching at architectural schools since 1993. This interchange of practice and academic approaches to architecture is driven by his desire to create spaces and places to make life better.

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Alistair is the founder of Barr Gazetas who have won awards in sustainability, urbanism, and heritage, and is a Director at the Academy of Urbanism, leading their great streets awards. He is also a design review panel member for the Design Council and in the High Streets Task Force.

Alistair's teaching reflects these subjects and he enjoy the interplay between them. After 20 plus years of teaching at Greenwich University Alistair was delighted to join Anglia Ruskin University at the start of 2021 to teach Architectural design studies.

Research interests
  • Sustainability
  • Heritage
  • Urbanism
  • Resilient high streets

Architectural Design Studies 3 and 4

  • Dip. Arch., University of Bristol
  • BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Nottingham
  • ARB, Architects Registration Council
  • RIBA Chartered, RIBA
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
  • Academician, Academy of Urbanism
Selected recent publications

2020, Regent Street. The journal of the London society, Volume 474, pp48-53.

2018, Listen. Blueprint, Volume 360, p21.

Earls, M., 2018. Copy smarter. Creative Superpowers, pp169-176.

Recent presentations and conferences

Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Regent Street, Past Divisions and New Plans, 2020.

Women in Property lecture, Regent Street and the Wild West End, 2020.

Academy of Urbanism, Three Great Streets, 2020.