Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Martin Pearce

  • Qualifications: RIBA, Dip. Arch., BA (Hons)
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2969
  • Email: martin.pearce@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I studied architecture at the University of Portsmouth, graduating from the part 2 Diploma course in 1989 with double distinction. I passed the Professional Part 3 examination in 1991 and am a registered architect with the Architect’s Registration Board and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

I have taught at the Portsmouth School of Architecture since 1989 and was appointed as a full time member of staff in 1993. I have worked as year coordinator for each of the undergraduate and postgraduate validated courses and have been course leader for both programmes. I lead the teaching of History and Theory and am chair of the Board of Studies. I chair the CCI Faculty Library committee. I serve in various roles for the RIBA.

Teaching Responsibilities

Units I own

  • History and Theory (Year 2)
  • Representation and Communication (Year 2)

Units I teach on

  • History and Theory (Year 1)
  • Design Units (Year 3)
  • Dissertation (Year 3)

Other departmental responsibilities

  • Chair, CCI Faculty Library Committee
  • SSCC Liaison Officer, Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Chair, School of Architecture Board of Studies
  • Director of Student Experience, School of Architecture
  • School of Architecture Executive Committee


  • Architectural Education
  • Architectural Practice

Research profile

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