William Jefferies

William Jefferies

William is Lecturer on BA (Hons) Architecture.

William is an experienced architect and educator knowledgeable in designing and constructing buildings in the UK and overseas. Whilst having worked at Squire & Partners, an architectural practice for 19 years, he undertook several part-time educational roles as an architectural tutor and external examiner acting also as a mentor to students in practice.

In addition to William’s current teaching work he is also an active artist, architect and cyclist living and working in London and East Anglia.

William is an experienced architect and educator knowledgeable in designing and constructing buildings in the UK and overseas. Whilst having worked at Squire & Partners, an architectural practice for 19 years, he undertook several part-time educational roles as an architectural tutor and external examiner acting also as a mentor to students in practice.

In addition to William’s current teaching work he is also an active artist, architect and cyclist living and working in London and East Anglia.

Practice

As a previous architectural director at Squire and Partners I designed and built many projects. Two notable examples were for the British Council’s Knowledge and Learning Centre in Nairobi and the One Tower Bridge residential development in London for Berkeley Homes.

My earlier teaching experience came from part-time tutoring roles whilst working in practice. These were at University College London, London Metropolitan University (LMU) and University of Brighton. I also acted as a ‘practice mentor’ to secondary school students on Open City’s ‘Accelerate’ programme and as an external examiner at LMU and University of East London.

Teaching was always a preoccupation, and on my return from a 15 month sabbatical in October 2017, I decided to re-focus my interests into architectural education to focus on:

– bringing professional practice into the studio

– to encourage diversity in education

– providing inclusivity of learning

– spatial design through drawing and model making

– to challenge the preconceptions of how to design buildings

In addition to my teaching roles at NUA I am currently a Part 3 Examiner at London Metropolitan University.

  • January 2021, The Shutter Gallery Project – commissioned to design an artwork installation as part of an urban regeneration project for the London Borough of Haringey

From May 1997 to June 2016 the principal built projects at Squire & Partners were:

  • Chelsea Barracks – Qatari Diar
  • Shell – Canary Wharf
  • One Tower Bridge – Berkeley Homes
  • 22 Marsh Wall – Chalegrove Properties Ltd
  • 40 Portman Square – British Land
  • British Council Nairobi
  • Belgrave House – The Grosvenor
  • 8 and 6 Greencoat Place – Derwent London
  • 21 Grosvenor Place – Derwent London
  • 111 The Strand – City and Westend
  • 30 Newman St – Price and Myers
  • 90 Long Acre – MEPC
  • April 2018, The Bike Project, volunteer ‘Bike Buddy’ to refugee cyclists newly arrived in London
  • June 1993, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad, India. Masters in Urban Design at the School of Architecture (uncompleted)
  • June 1991, Architects Registration Board no: 057957B, registered UK architect
  • June 1990, Bartlett School of Architecture, Dip Arch (Part 2), Postgraduate architectural qualification
  • June 1986, Bartlett School of Architecture, BSc Arch (Part 1), Undergraduate architectural qualification