Research student, Welsh School of Architecture
Annie Bellamy completed her undergraduate (Part I) architectural training at Central Saint Martins and graduated in 2017 with a Masters of Architecture (Part II) from the Welsh School of Architecture with a First Class honours. Throughout her studies she has focussed on phenomenology - in particular specific life events in the human experience of architecture - with her Masters dissertation 'A Place for Mortality' exploring concepts of dwelling and dignity in environments of death.
- Bellamy, A. 2020.The insider vs. the outsider: architectural investigations of palliative care environments as both researcher and daughter. Presented and published by: AHRA Young Researchers Symposium 2020, Newcastle University, UK, Apr 20
- Bellamy, A. 2019. Tensions: home vs institution. Presented at: Royal College of Art OPEN Emotional Practices digital exhibition
- Bellamy, A. 2018. Where do you want to die? Presented at: RIBA Research Matters Conference 2018, Sheffield, UK, 18 Oct 2018
- Bellamy, A. 2018. Designing Dying Well. Presented at Marie Curie Annual Conference 2018, London, UK, 17 Oct 2018
- Bellamy, A. 2018. Designing dying well: A question of homeliness. Poster session presented at the Materialities of Care - Buildings in the Making A Sociological Exploration of Architectural Design for Care, York, UK, 18 Sep 2018 (Winner of Best Poster)
- Bellamy, A. 2017. A Place for Mortality: In-patient Hospice Architecture and its Role in a Dignified Death. Paper presented at: STS(In)Sensibilities, 4S Society for Social Sciences Annual Conference, Boston, USA, 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2017
- Bellamy, A. 2017. A Place for Mortality: A comparative study investigating the phenomena of being able to dwell within in-patient hospice environments, and the role of the architecture of hospices in a dignified death. Unpublished thesis, Cardiff University
BSc Year Two - Design Studio Tutor
BSc Year Three - Design Principles and Methods "Fieldwork" Tutor
Designing dying well: Towards a new approach to the design of palliative care environments for the terminally ill
In April 2018 she began her PhD research at the Welsh School of Architecture, drawing upon her previous research, entitled “Designing dying well:towards a new approach to the design of palliative care environments for the terminally ill’.
The study seeks to instigate a multi-disciplinary dialogue between the architecture of hospice environments and sociological studies of palliative care and the terminally ill. This research will audit and explore the operational needs of a hospice alongside the emotional and environmental needs of the service users; the key design principles and strategies, priorities and hierarchies in order to establish a socio-geographic understanding of an environment, where those go to die, thus far not understood nor challenged.