Portrait of  Gerard Bareham Gerard Bareham

g.bareham@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472629



Biography

Gerard Bareham is a Practitioner, Academic, and RIBA Councillor, and is inspired by environmentally synthesized progressive architecture and lively discussion.

 

The new Visitor & Business Centre at Waters Edge Country Park in North Lincolnshire, has achieved the highest BREEAM rating in the UK awarded to date.

 

Gerard is Principal of Bareham Architects, Diploma Architecture Course Leader at Huddersfield University, and a member of RIBA Council.

 

Research and Scholarship

My underlying ethos to my subject area is: 1. ‘Architecture is a quest’ - pursuing a continual line of introspection, exploration, and development. 2. ‘Shelter identity and belonging’ - reflecting the physical, psychological, and societal condition. 3. ‘Architecture is alchemy… the art of turning grit into gold’ – the transformation of the everyday and ordinary into the extraordinary. 4. ‘Today’s architecture is tomorrow’s archaeology’ – creating a true contemporary artefact that becomes an accurate (non-fraudulent) legacy of our societies values. 5. ‘The detail is the DNA of Architecture’ – a part contains the essence of the whole.

I believe that a symbiotic relationship exists between teaching, practice, and research, in which Teaching inspires aspirational Practice, which is informed by and subsequently informs Research, which in turn inspires and informs Teaching. Professionalism informs all three.

My research is a continual evolving body of work, understanding, and reiterative honing and development from one project to the next. I consider sustainability issues intrinsic within my design ethos, acting as a catalyst to generate fresh solutions liberated from conformity and compromise. I believe that this is reflected within my body of work with each building typology explored being innovative environmentally research driven progressive architectural exploration, and may be seen as a research driven continuum.

My Primary Research is the synthesis by design application of the individual isolated strands of Secondary Research into a cohesive body of primary research work – each realised project being in response to a unique client, unique brief, unique site, date of inception/completion, linked with the availability of developed research and technological advancements at that specific point in time.

My research spawns a multitude of outputs from the physical to the documentary to the anecdotal, and notably includes my work being regularly exhibited within the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition receiving 150,000 visitors / summer season, and existing as a proven environmental exemplar of Waters Edge Country Park Visitor Centre receiving circa 100,000 visitors / annum.

My contribution to teaching in the design studio is as an informed Inspirational and motivational leader imparting knowledge (and frustrations) gleaned by virtue of these experiments, innovations and applications. I Teach, Practice, and Research because I am driven to.

Awards and competitions

  • Visitor & Business centre @ Waters Edge Country Park, North Lincolnshire
    Invited Competition – Winner. Design competition 2002. Project completion 2007.
    Highest BREEAM rating achieved in the UK – bespoke building @ 80.6%.
    100,000 Visitors / Annum.
  • Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibition. 2006
    Waters Edge Country Park. Photograph / Concept Sketch. 70 x 100 cm. Framed mixed media.
    Waters Edge Country Park. Photograph / Section drawing. 70 x 100 cm. Framed mixed media.
    150,000 Visitors to Exhibition.
  • GOVERNMENT OPPORTUNITIES Sustainability Award, 2007
    Water’s Edge Country Park. Winner.
  • BURA REGENERATION Award, 2007
    British Urban Regeneration Association.
    Excellence & Innovation, Most Sustainable Remediation Project.
    Water’s Edge Country Park. Winner.
  • David Alsop Sustainability Award, 2006
    Institute of Structural Engineers.
    Water’s Edge Country Park. Winner.

External Appointments

  • RIBA Council – elected Council Member.
  • RIBA Education School Validation Panel – Visiting Board Member.
  • RIBA Professional Education Committee – Chair.
  • Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellín, Colombia - RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Under-graduate & Post-graduate Programme. 2011.
  • Universidad Católica de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia - RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Under-graduate & Post-graduate Programme. 2011.
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia - RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Under-graduate & Post-graduate Programme. 2011.
  • Leeds Metropolitan University.
    Periodic Review; Post-graduate Diploma – Architecture. RIBA part 2, 2010.
    Periodic Review; Post-graduate Diploma - Architecture Professional Practice. RIBA part 3, 2010.
    Periodic Review; Graduate Certificate - Professional Studies in Architecture, 2010.
  • Sheffield University.
    Professional Examiner; Architecture Professional Practice Course. RIBA part 3, 2010.
    Arts University College at Bournemouth - RIBA Visiting Board.
    BA (Hons) Architecture, Part One, 2010.
  • University of Ulster – RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Under-graduate & Post-graduate Programme. Master of Architecture (M.Arch), 2010.
  • Northumbria University – RIBA Special Visiting Panel.
    Architecture Post-graduate Programme. Master of Architecture (M.Arch), 2009.
  • UITM - MARA University of Technology, Malaysia. - RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Under-graduate & Post-graduate Programme. Master of Architecture (M.Arch), 2009.
  • University of Ulster - RIBA Visiting Board.
    Architecture Post-graduate Programme. Master of Architecture (M.Arch), 2009.

Professional Bodies

  • RIBA – Royal Institute of British Architects
  • ARB – Architects Registration Board

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2008

Bareham, G (2008) ‘Initiating deconstruction by design’. In: Eco Deco: Eco-deconstruction, Eco-refurbishment and the reuse of materials in the built environment, 9th December 2008, Centre for Sustainable Architecture And Environments (CSAAE) University of Lincoln

2007

Bareham, G (2007) ‘Designing for climate change’. In: Designing for Climate Change, 7th June 2007, The architecture centre for Hull, Hull, UK

2006

Bareham, G (2006) Waters’ Edge Visitor and Business Centre. (Unpublished).

2001

Bareham, G (2001) ‘New Architects 2: A guide to Britain's best young architectural practices’. In: New Architects 2: A guide to Britain's best young architectural practices. London: Merrell Publishers Limited. pp. 46-47. ISBN 1858941385

Research Degree Supervision

Master in Architecture Design Thesis & Dissertation supervision