Research Output per year
I currently work half-time at the university teaching on both the Architecture undergraduate course (RIBA part 1) and the Masters level course (RIBA part 2). I am a studio lecturer and am primarily involved in design projects. I also give 1st years a introduction to sustainability and how we as architects frame the issues and the solutions. My main interests lie in the realms of sustainable and community-oriented design processes. I am a member of the University’s Sustainability Forum.
I was instrumental in the setting up of my local CLT (Community Land Trust) whose remit is to get land into community trust to enable the building of affordable housing. The CLT has been successful in obtaining land from the council to enable this to happen via the asset transfer system; one for retirement bungalows in Walsden and one to build mixed-use housing for Hebden Bridge. The CLT movement is the basis of my research area. I delivered a paper at Derby University in June 2017 and highlighted their benefits and the paper for AMPS (Architecture, Media, Politics and Society) was published in March 2018 http://architecturemps.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AMPS-Proceedings-10-Cities-Communities-Homes-Is-the-Urban-Futire-Livable-1.pdf Page 164
As a core member of SOS Hebden Bridge we were successful in blocking a planning application for a town centre supermarket and raising awareness of the benefits of shopping at independent, local businesses we continue to offer help to other groups seeking to protect their local economies from larger corporate organisations.
I currently practice half-time from home offering architectural consultancy primarily aimed towards people who want to project manage their own building works.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Sustainability and community
Hilary Chadwick Architect.
- Community Land Trusts
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution