Beatriz Gomes-Martin

Year 3 Leader, Lecturer in Architecture

Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Email:
beatriz.gomes-martin@bcu.ac.uk

Bea is a fully qualified British architect and urbanist with a set of skills and experience that fall in the practicing of architecture and urban design, as well as in the teaching of its theories, training, and enthusiasm for the built environment.

Her priority, as an educator, is to teach students to work together whilst cherishing their individuality.Teaching in a framework that encapsulates ‘one and the many’, nurturing future designers and architects to think about architecture as a discipline of spatial and social inquiry, not just about ‘making a building.’ To become inventors, To commit to their work, and research in general. To believe in what they do, but always allowing outside conversations to shape their work.

She is also the founder of Archilibs, an experimental design lab exploring the visual construct in architecture. In her role as a visual theorist, the focus is on a conceptual investigation, digital and analog, of the apparatus of drawing, the challenging boundary of drawing as a work of art, in a research that is both architectural and artistic but never an end in itself. Archilibs questions and reiterates the mission of drawing through continuous research, intense interrogation, and devotion to craft. Exploring the graphic theoria, praxis, and poiesis of architectural verbalisation as a process for drawing. Her work is not limited by the normal conventions of architectural delineation, rather a representation of different types of explorations, material, connections, and notions; A body of drawings that transverses a wider visualisation and verbalisation of the inherent reasons underlying architecture and the built environment.

Her background includes teaching at UC Berkeley in the US, where she has also received her M.Arch, and nearly fifteen years of technical and design experience in office, working for a variety of architectural practices in London, such as Richard Rogers.

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