Dr Gareth Carr

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Built Environment (ADT)
Room
Senior Lecturer in the Built Environment / Registered Architect

Biography

Gareth is a Senior Lecturer and Registered Architect, has taught on HE construction programmes since 1998 and has worked in both public and private sector architectural design offices in South Wales and in Liverpool. An alumnus of Neath College, West Glamorgan Institute and the University of Liverpool, Gareth has pursued his interest in the design and supervision of building projects and contributes to Construction Management, Architectural Design Technology and Civil Engineering programmes at the University.

A corporate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Gareth’s academic interests include the work of Richard Owens of Liverpool, Architect and Surveyor (1831-1891) and the history of Victorian speculative housing. 

General interests include writing short stories, practicing Shotokan Karate, playing cricket and following the fortunes (and misfortunes!) of Welsh rugby.  

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Architecture

BArch (Hons) Architecture

PhD

PGCE

TDLB D32, D33 and L301 Assessor Awards

Corporate Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. (RIBA)

Registered Architect (ARB)

Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. (ICE)

Research

The career of Richard Owens of Liverpool, Architect and Surveyor (1831-91)

The history of Victorian speculative housing

The social and architectural history of Wales

The architecture of the nonconformist Welsh Chapel

Construction and infrastructure technologies

Courses

Programme Leader:

 

Construction Management

Construction Technology

Science and Materials

Engineering Mechanics and Materials

Planning and Building Regulations

Individual Research Project

Inter-professional Studies

 

Publications

Richard Owens and the Welsh House-builders

of Mid-Victorian Liverpool

Paper in Liverpool History, Liverpool History Society Journal No. 20 (2021)

(ISBN 978-1-8380323-1-9)

The Welsh Chapels of Liverpool : Part 2

Paper in Liverpool History, Liverpool History Society Journal No. 19 (2020)

(ISBN 978-1-8380323-0-2)

The Welsh Chapels of Liverpool : Part 1

Paper in Liverpool History, Liverpool History Society Journal No. 18 (2019)

(ISBN 978-0-9559428-9-1)

Richard Owens of Liverpool, Architect and Surveyor (1831-91)

Paper in Liverpool History, Liverpool History Society Journal No. 17 (2018)

(ISBN 978-0-9559428-8-4)

'Liverpool- Capital of North Wales'

BBC1 Wales (2016)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05y4dfh

'Dan Cruickshank - At Home with the British'

Oxford Film and TV for BBC 4 (2016)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07c5zj1

'Making History'

BBC Radio 4 (2016)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0742d2y

Proofs of Evidence as an Expert Witness for Save Britain’s Heritage [SAVE]: The ‘Welsh Streets’ Public Inquiry, Liverpool (2014)

https://www.savebritainsheritage.org/campaigns/item/458/Press-release-The-Welsh-Streets-a-transforming-moment