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Charles Holland



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Research interests

Charles is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Brighton and the principal of Charles Holland Architects, a design and research practice based in Deal. Charles' is a respected industry professional whose work has included housing, educational, civic and exhibtion projects. He has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Venice Biennalle where he co-curated the British Pavilion in 2014.

His practice’s current work includes a number of residential, civic and public art projects. He is a former Director of FAT where he was the partner in charge of a number of key projects including A House For Essex, the practice’s collaboration with Grayson Perry.

Charles work at the University of Brighton covers three main areas:

Teaching. Charles teaches an MArch Studio. The studio's current focus is on Design as Research, developing a pedagogic approach based on the development of architectural language as the primary focus of activity. Previous studios have focused on housing, particularly in suburban and ‘ruburban’ locations.

Writing. Charles has contibuted papers to academic and industrym journals, conferences and book chapters. This writing has predominantly focused on the issue of housing and experiemental settlements. He also contributes a monthly column on the subject of utopias to the RIBA Journal.

Lectures and Talks. Charles is highly involved in the public programme of the School. He co-curated a series of public talks called Twins and is currently develop the school's external lecture programme.

External positions

External Examiner, Birmingham City University

1 Jun 20151 Dec 2018

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Research Output

  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Building, Writing, History

Holland, C., 1 Jun 2019, OASE Journal: Critical Regionalism Revisited. Avermaete, T., Patteeuw, V., Szacka, L-C. & Teerds, H. (eds.). Holland/UK: 010, Vol. 103.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

Open Access
  • The rise and fall

    Holland, C., 30 Jun 2018, Radical Essex. Hill, J., Dixon, H. & Whittle, H. R. (eds.). Southend, UK: Focal Point Gallery, p. 69-99 31 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • Wild Architecture: On The Potential of Self Build Settlements

    Holland, C., 2 Apr 2018, Architecture and Freedom: Searching for Agency in a Changing World. Hopkins, O. (ed.). UK: Wiley, Vol. 88. p. 102-117 16 p. (Architectural Design).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

    Do It Yourself

    Holland, C., 8 Sep 2016, Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery. Liverpool: AMPS, p. 7-15 9 p. (AMPS Proceedings).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Invited talk

    Utopias and Other Stories

    Annebella Pollen (Invited presenter), Charles Holland (Invited presenter)
    21 Apr 2018

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk