Glenda Strong

Glenda is a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course and Level 4 Leader. A top quality student experience, employability and enterprise are central to her approach to learning and teaching. She draws on 13 years’ experience as a practising architect and interior designer, managing projects of up to £3 million, as well as 10 years of teaching in Interior Design to provide energetic and creative course content and leadership.

After working for six years in Namibia, Southern Africa, she gained expertise in a variety of high-end complex large-scale tourism projects.She spent a further two years in Southern California expanding her residential design portfolio and designing interiors for multimillion-pound luxury homes. In 2000, she moved to Brisbane Australia where she established a freelance practice centred on small-scale boutique projects. At the same time, she began lecturing and managing integrated design studios in both architecture and interior design at Queensland University of Technology.

Since arriving at Birmingham City University in 2015, she draws on both the professional and academic sides of her career because high quality student endeavour requires a delicate balance between creative and technical ability. Glenda is interested in how practitioners work ideas through their projects to solve problems and to redefine design.