Portsmouth School of Architecture


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Tina Wallbridge

  • Qualifications: MA (RCA), BA (Hons), ARB Registered Architect, FHEA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 2099
  • Email: tina.wallbridge@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Portsmouth School of Architecture
  • Faculty: Creative and Cultural Industries


Tina is an architect, artist and part-time Senior Lecturer. 

Previously, Tina has tutored at Cambridge University and the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff alongside practicing architecture at Hampshire County Architects Department in Winchester, and at Allies and Morrison and Colquhoun and Miller, Architects in London. She has also collaborated at the AA.

Tina studied at Sheffield University, BA (Hons) first class and at the Royal College of Art in London, MA (RCA), she qualified (RIBA Part 3) and was elected to corporate membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects on 31 January 1990. In February 2010 she also became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Tina’s research interests include examining how an understanding of attributes of ‘place’ can inform Architecture, Art and Design Education and Practice.

Teaching Responsibilities

Tina is currently teaching Master in Architecture year 2, within the Culture Shift studio, which she co-founded with Dr Pablo Martinez Capdevilla in 2016, a studio which in 2016-17 will be collaborating with the Hampshire Cultural Trust, English Heritage, Winchester Theatre Royal and Hampshire County Architects. She is also a lead tutor in BA2 Architecture, studio 5 and in 2017 will co-author the major project in second year with Nicola Crowson. Tina is also a dissertation tutor in 3rd year undergraduate Architecture and interior architecture and 5th year Architecture.

Tina designed (and ran for its initial two years) the new Interiors Identity unit (380) still running in Interior Design Third year and was co-founder of the Architecture Culture and Identity (ACI) Postgraduate Architecture studio that she co-founded with Dr Elizabeth Tuson in 2008.

Tina is also part of the School of Architecture’s Education Liaison and Outreach team and sits on the School of Architecture Academic Leadership Panel.


Previous research outputs

Paper accepted for the Inaugural Interior Educators Conference 2011, interior futures ’11

Northumbria University, School of Design, 3 - 4 March 2011.

‘The ‘Practice’ of Interior Education’

L. Mesher, T. Wallbridge, B.Mitchell

‘The interior courses at the Portsmouth School of Architecture have been developing approaches to teaching which have involved using live projects as a way to engage students with interior design. These projects have become a key part of the courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level of study. The design briefs have encouraged a collaborative approach to design and also ensured that students start to engage with real problems for design projects.’

Planned future research outputs

Published output together with possibilities for funding, possible conference papers, possible exhibition are developing with the intention to publish or exhibit over the next 5 years;

  • On-going research projects investigating how ‘overwriting’ place with cultural heritage, experience and narrative can deepen contextual understanding and inform authentic contemporary place-making and design.

    In September – November 2015, Tina collaborated in an art installation (Layered Narratives of Material Place) with students from ACI that was exhibited in the CHALK hub venue. The collaborative artwork was the result of a competitive invitation process to participate as part of the biennial interdisciplinary arts platform 10 day (www.10dayswinchester.org) involving over 100 artists and writers in events and exhibitions in 7 Public Cultural venues across Winchester from 10 October to 7 November 2015.
  • Examining how articulation through making can synthesis theory to inform Architecture, Art and Design Education and Practice. Studio pedagogy currently reflects this methodology.

    Paper submitted to HEA STEMM conference October 2016 – ‘Curiosity: In search of self’

Research profile

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