Michael Thomas

Lecturer Interior Architecture & Design, UCA Farnham

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

Michael Thomas has been a practising interior designer since graduating from the University of Brighton, being involved in a wide range of sectors including Commercial Design, Retail Design, Hotel and Leisure Design, as well as Residential Design - both in the UK and abroad.

Current Post:

Senior Lecturer, BA(Hons) Interior Architecture & Design, Year 1 Leader BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design; Member of Subject Board; Year Tutor; Admissions Tutor; Peer Observer.

Other Internal Roles:      

  • PGCHE Kingston University 2000
  • 1999 to date: University for the Creative Arts Farnham
  • 1992 Senior Creative - Design Consultants Rutson Page PLC 
  • 1983 Head of Design-  Design and Build Consultants Stram Ltd.
  • 1981 Designer -  Consultants Michael Royston Studio
  • BA (Hons) 3D design – Interior Design, Brighton University (1981) CNAA 


Scholarly Activity other than research, including pedagogic development:

Recipient of the Directors Fund (awarded for 2002-2003) – outcome (Alt-Space project) and dissemination through CADE 2004, Copenhagen – development of rapid sketch modelling software to explore the more intangible aspects of interior design in its broadest sense e.g. lighting and audio-visual technologies.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Outcomes (in the form of course materials, access to sites, work placements, digital assets – images, drawings, video footage and technical information) from the 2 KTP programmes developed to enhance the curriculum. 

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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy     
  • Member of TRADA.

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

Design Awards:

  • 2011 Waverley Design Awards - Overall Winner Farnham Castle - Interpretive 
  • 2011 Waverley Design Awards Special award Building Conservation and Interpretation
  • 2011 Waverley Design Awards Community Award (highly commended)

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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