Edward Simpson is a practicing architect specialising in housing, who trained at the University of Cambridge and The Cass.
Edward is an architect living and working in London. He is a tutor of Professional Diploma Unit 10 at the Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University, where he has taught with Signy Svalastoga and Jonathan Cook since 2014. He is a project architect at Karakusevic Carson Architects in London, where his work is primarily focused on housing and mixed-use schemes for Local Authorities and other public bodies. In 2013, he was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture by the British Academy.
Edward studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and The Cass. From 2007 to 2013 he worked at DSDHA, overseeing the design and completion of affordable housing in Stroud and the conversion of Edmund De Waal’s pottery studio in West Norwood.
Edward has a particular interest in housing, the ways in which it forms public and shared space and its relationship to cities and landscapes. As a fellow of the British School at Rome he spent six months in the Italian capital researching and documenting twentieth-century public projects, and his work has been exhibited twice in Rome and most recently in London for his solo exhibition 5 Rome Housing Projects, which took place at The Cass in 2015.
He has been an invited lecturer and the University of Cambridge and critic at The Cass, the Royal College of Art and the University of Westminster. He continues to investigate public housing design and was a researcher and contributor for Social Housing: Definitions and Design Exemplars, published by the RIBA in 2017.