Mr Andrew Bowles

BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

  • Design Studio Tutor

Research groups and centres


I contribute to learning and teaching activities for undergraduate Architecture students, including:


  • Design Studio Part B
  • Business of Architecture Part C

I also contributed to the preparation of the cross-school design week for undergraduates in February 2021.


I am a qualified Architect, having studied at Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes) in the late 1980s.


I retired from practice in 2014 having been a senior partner at Sheppard Robson - a large practice-based firm in London, Manchester and Glasgow specializing in major projects. I ran a team responsible for the design of laboratory and healthcare buildings and worked with many universities in the UK as well as for projects overseas as far afield as SA and HK. My position also included the management of a business employing over 400 staff.

I was involved with the MA programme at the Royal College of Art as a visiting lecturer from 2011-2013. I chaired the London Constructing Excellence Club from being founded in 2001 to 2004 and again from 2006 to 2013.

Since 2014, I have worked as a consultant to the School working with others to create both the BArch and MArch programmes and regularly sitting on visiting juries. In 2020, I joined the University as an employee to undertake the role of Design Studio Tutor for Part B. I have also lectured in support of the Business of Architecture for Part C.

My connections with Loughborough University and the School go back to the mid-1990s when I first worked as an industrial collaborator with Simon Austin on what was to become the Adept project. Other collaborations followed including Value in design (known as VaLid) amongst others.

Professional affiliations

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)

External activities

  • Casework Committee for the Georgian Group
  • Estates Management Committee at Loughborough University. Lay member.