Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Daniel Blott

  • Qualifications: PG Dip. Arch
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2955
  • Email: dan.blott@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I have taught at the Portsmouth School of Architecture since 1995. Pursuing a life-long interest in the architecture of cities I studied at the South Bank Polytechnic School of Architecture in London. i worked in practice in London from 1982 to 1992, although my professional experience in architecture goes back to 1974. Taking up a teaching post at what had by then become the South Bank University School of Architecture, I taught in and later ran the Dip Arch Urban Design Studio until 1997, when I began teaching full-time at Portsmouth.

In 1991 I formed the Bureau for Architecture & Urban Design (BA+UD) with Prof. Cliff Nicholls and took part in and won awards for several international urban design competitions in Dublin, Yokohama, Karlsruhe, Berlin and Copenhagen.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • BA1 Studio Tutor
  • BA1 Representation & Communication Coordinator
  • BA3 Dissertation Tutor
  • March Dissertation Coordinator


My interest and experience in urban design and housing have led to inclusions in several publications and conference presentations. These have included:

  • Report into custom-build housing for Radian Homes, 2015
  • Making Cities Livable conference, Venice, 2005
  • South Coast Towns conference, Eastbourne, 2005
  • Living in the City conference, Krakow Technical University, and publication, 2007
  • WIT Ecosystems & Sustainable Development VI conference, University of Coimbra, and publication, 2007
  • EAAE Urban Housing and the European City publication, 2004
  • EAAE The European City – Architectural Interventions and Urban Transformations conference, TU Delft, and publication, 2005

Research profile

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