Philip Watson is director at HLM Architects and Visiting Professor at the University of Leeds.
He is interested in the impact that the built environment has on individuals and society. He is an active designer, educator, and researcher. Current research and development initiatives he is leading cover end-user engagement tools, modern methods of construction, and design for improved health and wellbeing.
Once these are overcome, perhaps, finally, we can stop debating the potential benefits of offsite and start counting on them
Modular schools can be bespoke and beautiful, but to build at the volumes needed to keep up with demand we need to think carefully about our delivery model
Among reports of the tragic fire at the Mackintosh School of Art, Ike Ijeh’s piece asked the positive question of how the building should be rebuilt
There’s nothing intrinsically bad about standardised school designs - it’s whether they can be made to work