Associate Teaching Professor George Fereday
Associate Teaching Professor George Fereday is technology co-ordinator for materials for manufacture and fabrication at the School of Art, Architecture and Design. 
Associate Teaching Professor George Fereday, course leader for Timber Technology MSc

Associate Teaching Professor George Fereday

George studied at the Royal College of Art before working at Foster+Partners architects as a materials researcher. During this time he worked closely with clients and industrial partners to research and develop novel materials and manufacturing processes for use on projects including the Apple Campus, Apple Stores and Bloomberg Headquarters.

George has also worked in research at the Centre for Natural Material Innovation at the University of Cambridge. The centre was established through a Leverhulme research programme grant of £1.75 million that brought together scientists, engineers, designers and architects to develop renewable, energy-efficient alternatives to traditional manufactured materials.

In 2017, George was commended in the Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Awards (IStructE) for his paper: The importance of making: Haptic feedback & intuition in the teaching of structures in Architecture, for group teaching work with second year undergraduates at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

George has taught nationally at Queen Mary University of London and internationally at the Howest Industrial Design Centre, Belgium.

Materials innovation for the built environment, use of natural materials in construction and teaching through making.

  • 'Novel structural uses for Ash timber (fraxinus excelsior) in the context of Ash dieback (hymenoscyphus fraxineus).' 12th International Materials Education Symposium, April 2-3, (2020).
  • ‘Opportunities for coppiced sweet chestnut (castanea sativa) in local architecture - a student-led love-build project.’ Fereday, G. (2019). International Wood Products Journal (under review).
  • 'Applied learning - the use of timber in architectural education .' (2018) Fereday, G., Timber Trade Journal.

  • 'The importance of making: Haptic feedback and intuition in the teaching of structures in Architecture.' (2017), Proceedings of the Annual Academics Conference 2017, Institute of Structural Engineers (IStructE) - Excellence in Structural Engineering Education Awards 2017.

  • 'The wood from the trees: the use of timber in construction.' (2016) Ramage, M.H., Burridge, H., Busse-Wicher, M., Fereday, G., Reynolds, T.P.S., Shah, D.U., Wu, G., Yu, L., Fleming, P., Densley-Tingley, D., Allwood, J., Dupree, P., Linden, P., Scherman, O.A. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2017. 68 Part1: p. 333-359. 

  • 'Prelude: the future of structural bamboo.' (2015, August) In Proceedings of IASS Annual Symposia (Vol. 2015, No. 29, pp. 1-9). Ramage, M., Sharma, B., GatÓo, A., Konstantatou, M., Reynolds, T., Fereday, G., ... & Wagemann, E.  International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS).

  • 'Learning Through Making - Applied learning of materials, structures and construction in Architecture, poster' (2017, 2018) 10th and 11th International Materials Education Symposium, University of Cambridge.


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