• York Street, Belfast Campus

    BT15 1ED Belfast

    United Kingdom

  • 4 Citations
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19952018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Saul Golden, SFHEA, is a Lecturer in Architecture and Spatial Design, a Chartered UK architect and academic with over twenty-years of international practice/research/teaching expertise across architecture, interior and urban design. 

Saul's research and teaching are underpinned by peer-reviewed publications and field-based projects through his UK trademarked, Urban Research Lab, which promotes trans-disciplinary, inter-sector collaboration across architecture, interior, and urban design related to mapping and influencing policy on more sustainable shared and diverse urban spaces, critical spatial practice, and innovative performative public engagement methods. His 2016 doctoral thesis, Beyond Architecture: Other Influences on Approaches to Practice and Urban Space, combined architectural and social sciences approaches to uniquely examine the changing nature of architecture practice, and changing roles architects undertake as critical spatial practitioners. Saul currently has four PhD supervision roles across architecture, engineering, art-practice, and social sciences topics.

In 2017-2018 Saul was Principal Investigator for a GCRF Pump-prime project in Ghana titled Sustainable Design and Shared Space (SDSS), integrating research into urban-rural design, off-grid energy, and clean water infrastructure for deprived communities in partnership with the Ghana Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), NGO Just Ghana, and Ulster University's Centre for Sustainable Technologies. Since 2016, Saul has also been a Visiting Academic with the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing undertaking research on architecture, interior and urban design relative to smart-ageing and dementia challenges, ageing-in-place, and healthy communities in the UK, US, and China.

Outside of his academic roles, Saul enjoys a strong international professional network including recognition for his practice Gillespie-Golden Architects, elected positions as a Trustee of the RIBA and RSUA Councils, and as an appointed Director of Northern Irelands' built environment outreach charity PLACE Ltd.

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Academy

PhD

1 Jan 200920 Apr 2016

University College London

… → 29 Jun 1999

Master, University of Washington

Sep 199413 Jun 1997

Bachelor, University of Virginia

Sep 198817 May 1992

University of Liverpool

Aug 1995Dec 1995

External positions

External Examiner - Interior Architecture

Nov 2019 → …

External Examiner-Design-Florence Institute of Design International, University of Chester

Nov 2017 → …

Invited Committee Member - Research & Grants Sub-Committee, RIBA

Oct 2016 → …

Director-Trustee, Royal Institute of British Architects

20162019

Director-Trustee, Royal Society of Ulster Architects

20162019

Strategic Design Group, Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG), Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL)

20152018

Director-Trustee, Place, The Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland

Oct 2012Nov 2018

Keywords

  • NA Architecture
  • Spatial Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Architecture
  • Shared Space
  • Healthy Communities
  • Ageing Populations
  • Sustainability
  • Placemaking
  • Interior Design
  • Ageing-in-place
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • agency
  • critical spatial practice
  • identity
  • habitus

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Research Output 1995 2018

4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
urban society
twenty first century
architect
accessibility
tactics
Open Access
File
regeneration
occupation
stakeholder
decision making
public space

Mapping the expanding and fracturing field of architecture

Golden, S., 16 Feb 2017, Architectural Research Addressing Societal Challenges. Couceiro da Costa, M. J. R., Roseta, F., Couceiro da Costa, S. & Lages, J. P. (eds.). Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 2. p. 705-712

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
architect
sociologist
profession
market
interaction

Josep Llinàs and the Construct(ion) of Place Meaning in Urban Public Space: A Barcelona Case Study

Golden, S., 22 Oct 2018, p. 49-49. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Open Access
File
public space
architect
investment policy
experience
building

Cinematic approaches to mapping spatial narratives

Golden, S., 6 Sep 2017, Envisioning Architecture: Space/ Time/ Meaning. Maver, T., Chapman, P., Platt, C., Portela, R. & Eaton, D. (eds.). Glasgow, p. 269-276

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
architect
narrative
documentary film
CAD
communication

Activities 2010 2018

Public Seminar: Architecture at the Nexus of Water + Power

Saul Golden (Organiser)
7 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

File

Sustainable Design + Shared Space: Ghana

Saul Golden (Organiser), Francis Agyenim Boateng (Participant)
14 Jan 201817 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Research Consultant: Ideal Standard International Thought Leadership

Saul Golden (Consultant)
Mar 2018May 2019

Activity: Consultancy

KESS-A Fresh Look at Community Engagement and Regeneration: Toward Good Practice and Innovative Policy in Northern Ireland

Saul Golden (Invited speaker)
31 Jan 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

External Examiner: FIDI BA (Hons) Design [Interior and Graphic Design]

Saul Golden (Examiner)
Nov 2017Nov 2021

Activity: Examination

Press / Media