Dr Colin Stuhlfelder

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Built Environment


Colin’s background is in architectural studies and he holds a Master's in Art History and Theory and a PhD relating to the social impact of HIV on communities in the UK.

Colin worked across various housing and construction-related roles, including delivering social housing and community buildings as part of the Halsall Lloyd Partnership of architecture in Liverpool, at the Race & Housing research project at the University of Manchester, and working on challenging estates in North Liverpool as part of the social housing provider Cobalt Housing.

At Wrexham Glyndŵr University, the Built Environment team Colin is part of has delivered housing strategy across North Wales and down to the South Wales Valleys; and he has spoken on issues ranging from anti-social behaviour to tackling issues relating to the sustainable use of resources at national and international events. Colin examines real architectural solutions to tackling the climate crisis, as well as building in mitigation and resilience to current and future practices. Colin also sits on the university's Sustainable Action Working Group.

He holds the post of Programme Leader for the CIAT Accredited Architectural Design Technology course at the University, and with this accrediting body, promoted architectural technology regionally, nationally and internationally.

Colin is currently working on projects relating to building information modelling, housing stock conditions, and developing new material relating to architectural visualisation, and conflict & architecture.

Outside of the University, Colin is an avid urban walker, creating posts about the architectural design he hopes friends and students enjoy and lives with three ragdoll cats, who like to fall asleep anywhere in the house he is.


BA (Hons) Architectural Studies

MA Art History & Theory

Doctor of Philosophy

Post Graduate Certificate in E-learning



Climate Crisis

Mitigation and Resilience through design




BSc Civil Engineering




Graphics in the Built Environment

Contextual Studies

Sustainable Construction

Design 1

Architectural Design & Technology 2

Architectural Design & Technology 3

Project Management, Technologies & BIM


Quality Assurance Agency, invited contributor to the review of the latest Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology, 2021-current.

Delivering and Analysing Community Engagement in a Rural Setting, bespoke training designed for and delivered at Grŵp Cynefin on request, 24th of March 2019, Penygroes

‘Which Version™? Exploring the digital modelling of architecturally important sites and the implications on the understanding of the historical narrative the model reflects.’ Presented at the 7th International Congress on Architectural Technology, 15th of June 2018, Belfast

‘How will the digital revolution transform design and delivery in the Built Environment?’ Presented at the Fringe of Ecobuild 2016, 9th of March 2016, London

‘Perspectives from the Rural Fringe: Supporting the incremental uptake of BIM,’ Presentation at the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists Symposium Architectural Technology: Design Futures Reflecting and Projecting, 10th-11th of December 2015, London. Chair of a session at the same event.

Stuhlfelder, C.R. (April 2014) Private Sector Housing Stock Review, Gwynedd Council, Caernarfon.

Stuhlfelder, C.R. (January 2014) Draft Local Housing Strategy, Denbighshire County Council, Ruthin.

Richardson, Jane, David Cheesbrough & Colin Stuhlfelder (December 2013) Review of Corwen Community Facilities, Corwen Community Council, Corwen.

‘Leaseholder’s Expectations: The view from the “other side of the fence.”’ Presentation for the Housing Quality Network event, 25th of April 2013, London.

Stuhlfelder, C.R., (January 2013) The inequalities of Fuel Poverty, Housing Quality Network, York.

Stuhlfelder, C.R., (2013) Private Sector Housing Stock Review, Wrexham County Borough Council, Wrexham.