Welsh School of Architecture staff

Dr Andrew Roberts

Senior Lecturer
Dr Andrew Roberts
Research Group Design and Practice Research Group
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB
Email robertsas@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 4602
Fax 029 2087 4623

Director of Education and Students

Research interests
  • Architectural Education: How students learn to become architects.
  • How students develop an intuitive understanding of the cost and associated value of building.
  • Using BIM to explore Intuitive early-stage design decisions

Andrew's research largely focuses on the practice of teaching architecture. It looks at how teachers of architecture can help students to develop the necessary abilities to become creative practitioners in their own right. Pedagogic research of this type provides an opportunity to reflect critically upon the practice of teaching and learning architecture.

Action Research is a common form of practice based research, where researchers attempt to gain a reflective understanding of some action that has been undertaken, in this case in their own teaching. In doing so they can uncover what motivates students, how they learn and how they respond to specific teaching situations.


  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching practice
  • The earlier career practitioner
Teaching profile
  • MArch 1 Chair