Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Paula Craft-Pegg

  • Qualifications: RIBA, MArch (Harvard), BArchDes (HHons)
  • Role Title: Principal Lecturer; Course Leader – MArch Master of Architecture
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2953
  • Email: paula.craft-pegg@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


I joined the University of Portsmouth in 2012 and am involved in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate design studios and professional practice. My previous teaching experience includes leading undergraduate design studios at the University of East London and the Boston Architectural Centre, landscape design workshops, drawing workshops, and design reviews in the UK and the US. 

I studied architecture in the United States (University of Florida, Harvard GSD), and completed my Part 3 in the UK. Throughout my teaching career, I have been involved in practice. I am a director of craft:pegg, a multi-discipline design office working on urban, landscape, architecture, and art installations in the UK and the Middle East.  Prior to setting up craft:pegg in 2004, I worked on a wide range of UK and international projects with Gustafson Porter, Martha Schwartz, Allies and Morrison, and other design firms in the UK and the US.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Course Leader, Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture
  • Lecturer, Unit 330 Architectural Communication and Professional Studies
  • Tutor, BA3 Design Studio
  • Tutor, MArch 1 Architecture & Landscape Design Studio
  • Tutor, MArch 2 Architecture & Landscape Design Studio


  • Architecture and Landscape
  • Cultural Memory and Public Space Design
  • Landscape Memorials
  • Gamification, MOOCs and online learning in architecture
  • Professional Practice, Employment and Marketing for Architecture Students

My teaching and research reflect my experience and interest in collaborative and cross-discipline design.  My design work, research and studios explore the inseparable relationship between landscape and architecture, using cultural, historical, and topographic concepts to design and support ecologically and economically sustainable places.  I teach professional practice as an integrated design tool - enabling, supporting, and creating successful design projects through practice.  


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