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Dr Harriet

Dr Harriet Harriss

Royal College of Art

Dr Harriet Harriss is a Senior Tutor in Interior Design & in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. Her teaching & research focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for more professionally and socially relevant design education. Harriet has been recognised for excellence in teaching by a Brookes Teaching Fellowship (2010–12), a Winston Churchill Fellowship (2011) a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Fellowship (2012) and most recently two Santander Awards. Previously, in 2004 Harriet won a public funding commission (NESTA) to establish and co-direct Design Heroine Architecture (DHA); a niche practice that focused on public participation in architecture and co-created both innovative and responsive spatial projects and design research publications. DHA also specialised in developing 'participation prototypes,' for a diverse range of public and private sector clients. She now co-directs 'Graph' - a niche interiors & neuroscience design practice.

As well as teaching design, architectural history, theory and representation, her other areas of interest include film and animation, the history of British social housing, the growth of seventeenth-century London estates, participatory design methods, the power stations of London repurposing of post-industrial space and the future of architectural education. Her most recent publications include Architecture Live Projects, Pedagogy into Practice (Routledge, 2014) and Radical Pedagogies; Architecture & the British Tradition (RIBA Publishing, 2015).

Interior Practice of the Year  2017

Emerging Interior Practice of the Year  2016

Emerging Interior Practice of the Year  2015

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