Director of Technology
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Jim Sloan joined BCU in 2010 as Director of Technology for Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. His role involves an overview of the technical curriculum across all courses in the school. This includes teaching on materials, material assembly, structure, environmental comfort and regulatory compliance for the built environment. Jim's PhD research is looking at the processes, strategies and methods for detailed design evident in architectural practice.
After studying architecture at the University of Bath (1990-94) and Manchester Metropolitan University (1995-97), Jim worked in architectural practice. At Simpson Haugh and Partners in Manchester (1996-2003), he worked as part of a team on projects for museums, transport infrastructure, retail, multi-storey residential, hotel and private houses. Three of these projects received an RIBA award for design excellence. Most recently, he worked for John McAslan+ Partners in Manchester, London and Doha (2003-2010), a design lead practice with an international reputation. He became an Associate of the practice in 2007 and lead a team of architects on projects for education, culture, hotels, offices, transport infrastructure and mixed-use residential. Three of the projects that his team delivered received an RIBA award for design excellence.