Mark Gower

Programme Director Product, Furniture and Interiors, UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Crafts and Design

Mark Gower leads our BA Interior Architecture & Design, BA Product Furniture & Design and MA Product Design courses at UCA Farnham and he is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Before joining the university, Mark was Principal Lecturer and Head of the Fashion and Design Programmes at Regent’s University London where he also practiced in the field of design. 

Mark graduated from the Royal College of Art (RCA) in 1999 with an MA in Architecture and Interiors and formerly attended Kingston University, where he achieved a BA (Hons) in Interior Design with First Class Honours. While at the RCA Mark received a commendation for his dissertation entitled ‘Football's hidden Architecture'.

Mark has worked with various design companies, including Imagination Ltd. and Studio db, on projects ranging from the recent redevelopment of Fenwick on Bond Street, to designing a European tour stage set for a pop band. Mark has been responsible for leading design teams for major clients in the UK and worldwide including Hong Kong and India. His clients have included Aquascutum, B&Q, Land Rover and Eureka! The museum for Children

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

HEA Senior Fellow

IE Chair of Futures; Interior Educators Council:
Interior Design is a renaissance subject and I lead its national development with
colleagues in Interior Educators (IE). In 2014 I was appointed to IE Council as Chair
of Futures

Co-editorship: IE:Studio Issue II 'Making'. April 2018
Associate editor: IE:Studio Issue I 'Edges'. September 2017
Editor: ‘View From The Park’ Publication: 70 page independent publication. May 2017
Editor: ‘View From The Fourth Floor’ Publication: 64 page independent publication. May 2016

External examination:

External Examining:

October 2014 – Present
Middlesex University
Collaborative Partner – Marbella Design Academy
BA (Hons) Fashion Design
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
BA (Hons) Interior Architecture

September 2015 – Present
Manchester Metropolitan University
BA (Hons) Interior Design