• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

  • 11 Citations

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Personal profile


David Coyles leads the Hidden Barriers superstudio and Hidden Barriers research-cluster at Ulster University, where he teaches architectural design and architectural theory. Since 2012, David has directed the Cartographies of Conflict research programme, overseeing two successive Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded projects as Principal Investigator. These multidisciplinary investigations bring together architecture, photography, urban planning, conflict studies, social policy and history, to examine the ways in which conflict shapes urban space and community development. David’s recent research publications include articles in The Journal of ArchitectureEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space and City, with contributions to Heritage after Conflict (Routledge) and Housing Plans for the Future (Steidl). David is an elected councillor of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) where he currently chairs the PLACE committee.

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Research Output

The Security-Threat-Community

Coyles, D., 25 Jan 2018, In : City. 21, 6, p. 699-723 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    13 Downloads (Pure)

    Housing Plans For The Future

    Wylie, D. & Coyles, D., 28 Aug 2018, 1 ed. Gottingen Germany: Steidl Verlag. 80 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Legacies of conflict: housing and the security-threat-community

    Coyles, D., 2 Aug 2018, Heritage after Conflict: Northern Ireland. Crooke, E. & Maguire, T. (eds.). 1st ed. London United Kingdom: Routledge, p. 118-137 10 p. (Routledge Studies in Heritage).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    How might Design avoid the over-development of Care?

    Coyles, D. & Yoshinaka, Y., Jan 2020, Does Design Care...?!: Head-to-Head Debates. Rodgers, P., Bremner, C. & Innella, G. (eds.). Lancaster University, p. 134-147 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)


    Emmanuel Vercruysse

    David Coyles (Host)

    4 Feb 20205 Feb 2020

    Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

    Hidden Barriers: Connecting spaces and imaging places

    David Coyles (Speaker), & Brandon Hamber (Speaker)

    27 Mar 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Architecture can care, but often does not - The value of design in everyday social spaces

    David Coyles (Speaker)

    1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Royal Society of Ulster Architects (External organisation)

    David Coyles (Chair)


    Activity: MembershipMembership of board

    Perspectives on Housing and Conflict, Ligoniel: 1976-2019

    David Coyles (Speaker)

    30 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk