Mr Joël Chappell

BA Arch Hons, MArchD, MA Ed - HE Pathway

Senior Lecturer

School of Architecture


  • Subject Coordinator for Masters in Architecture programme.
  • Unit lead for MArchD Specialisation in Advanced Archiitectural Design & DS7

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Design Research
  • Design Realisation
  • Urban Cultures
  • Architecture and the City
  • Dissertation - Masters in Architecture

Teaching interests

  • Analogue↔Digital epistemology.
  • Design through atmosphere, experience and artefact.

Current areas of supervision and teaching

  • Masters brief - Further adventures in Arcadia.
  • Lectures on digital making and modelling.
  • Developing a cohesive approach to 3D communication through analogous processes within a modelling workshop.


Masters in Architecture Dissertation


Research interests

  • Imagination and Immersion within Architectural Education
  • Kinesthetic  3D modelling through VR and feedback devices
  • Activity Theory as illuminator
  • Development of rapid prototyping for bespoke residential purpose through furniture.
  • Lightweight tessellated surface structures. 

Research group membership

  • Design, Theory, Practice Group
  • RIBA (Associate Member)
  • 100k Garages

Research grants and awards

  •  DTP Funding for Kinesthetic modelling through VR

Research projects

  • University as Studio


Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

Advance HE Teaching Fellow