Head of School
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Professor Kevin Singh has been Head of School of the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design since April 2011. With 800+ students and 50 members of staff across 6 undergraduate and 9 postgraduate programmes, plus 7 internationally franchised courses in Hong Kong, China, and India with some 300+ students, the School covers the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape, Interior Design, Product Design, Design Management, and Design and Visualisation. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in May 2015.
In 2000 Kevin co-founded the space studio, an RIBA Chartered design-led practice, with Interior Designer Tony Kerby. The practice undertakes new build, refurbishment and interior works across a number of sectors including private housing, social housing and extra care, higher education, workplace, retail, leisure, and the arts. Clients include HMRC, Tesla Cars, Birmingham City University, Hyundai, and Manchester City Football Club. Current commissions include the interior for the new English National Ballet at London City Island, the Goodman’s Lease Building for Birmingham City University, and a number of contemporary private developer housing schemes in the Jewellery Quarter.
In a teaching career spanning 20 years, Kevin has taught on undergraduate and postgraduate courses across both Architecture and Interior Design, and has also been a course leader for both BA Interior Design and M.Arch Architecture.
Kevin's Professorship was conferred under the categories of Learning and Teaching and Academic Leadership, having introduced a number of initiatives predominantly relating to links with industry, and for a proven track record of transforming the success of courses that he has led.
Kevin was previously a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Association of Architects, a Trustee of St Martin’s Arts, an External Examiner at the University of Nottingham, and an RIBA Regional Awards judge.