I look to engage with architectural design its current context through drawing and visual studies. Through considering the act of drawing as both a perceptual and conceptual tool, we aim to incorporate the history of architecture with the issues it currently faces, such as global warming and contemporary political factors. The history of architecture is inseparable from a history of sketching, and as such we use drawing - both in a traditional and contemporary sense - as a method to draw forth designs which react to these given conditions.
I am an architect, teacher and writer. 12 pieces of work selected for the Royal academy Summer Show. A number of student RIBA Presedents Medals awards and student nominations. With a high level of pass marks over the years and very few fails.
Seamus Ward Architect
Qualifications AA DIPL [Tutor Dalibor Vesely] BSc Arch [Hons] QUB ARB Reg. no. 050001A
London South bank University 6 Oct 1996 – 31Aug 2018 0.6 senior lecturer post since 2005]
Studio 4 leader - years 2+3 Appointed Design Director to UG 2017
Bartlett UCL [UG3 visiting critic] 2017/18 Canterbury School of Architecture 2017 [PG external moderation panel] Architectural Association [visiting critic, PG with Tobias Klein] 2010 - 2014 Royal College of Art [visiting critic, PG with Tobias Klein] 2006 - 2010 Queens University Belfast [visiting critic UG+PG with Robin Wylie] 1983 - 2002
Student Teaching Awards:
2017 The Architectural Drawing Prize Berlin – shortlisted -Joel Jones year 3
2017 RIBA South London Society - 3rd year prize for excellence. Callum Rae
2015 Tamayouz Excellence Award – Waad Durzi 3rd year student 1st prize 10.000 euros. Drawings and Representation tutor
2012 RIBA South London Society – 5th year prize for excellence. Bill Kain
Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy 2012 – Inclusion of student work
2011 Presidents Medals Bronze prizes: Daniel Schinagl
Bronze medal commendation - single commendation
Sergeant Award for Excellence in Architectural Drawing
SOM Foundation Fellowship – Special Commendation
2010 RIBA South London Society - 3rd year prize for excellence. Kiku Simcoe
The Presidents Medals Awards is a yearly competition for schools of architecture worldwide. Each university can submit two of the best students from under and post graduate years. I and Studio 4 had students put forward for bronze nomination on the following years:
2018 Billy Taylor
2017 Callum Rae and Joel Jones
2016 Adam Bouabida
2015 Waad Durzi
2014 Daniel Havlicek
2011 Daniel Schinagl and Daniel Wilkinson
Daniel Schinagl 2011 won the SOM prize for drawing, the Serjeant Award prize and the single commendation. The RIBA stated that this was unprecedented in the history of the awards.
2010 Kiku Simcoe
Seamus Ward Architect is a London based practice specialising in small residential, commercial and interior developments. The best projects have been on compromised urban sites with challenging planning histories where we have delivered interesting and unique schemes for our clients.
Ward Wylie Atelier - The Atelier was set up to develop architectural ideas in the course of a series of projects, design competitions and writing to disseminate the results of these to a wide audience through publication, education and exhibition.
Publication and Exhibition:
12 individual works in total have been chosen for inclusion in the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in each of the seven consecutive years between 1993 -2000.
The work of the Atelier has also produced competition wins in England, Scotland and Ireland and has been published in the Architects Journal, Building Design, FX Magazine, and Perspective Magazine.
Comprehensive public exhibitions and lectures have taken place in:
2000 Belfast Central Library To a Row of Noughts
1995 London Building Centre, Store St. In Praise of Idleness
1995 Edinburgh RIAS Rutland Square In Praise of Idleness
1995 Dublin RIAI 8 Merrion Square In Praise of Idleness [At the invitation of the Architectural Association of Ireland]
1995 Belfast Old Museum Building In Praise of Idleness
Landscape Anomalies 2017 ISBN 978-1-(concealed information)
1974 – Belfast Lost 2012 ISBN 978/1/899787/03/6 sponsored by the Arts Council
To a Row of Noughts 2000 ISBN 1/899787/02/4 sponsored by the Arts Council
In Praise of Idleness 1995 ISBN 1/899787/00/3 sponsored by the Arts Council + The Building Centre London
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