Dr Gareth Carr

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


Gareth is a Senior Lecturer, Registered Architect and Architectural Historian, and has taught on HE construction programmes since 1998. He has worked in both public and private sector architectural design offices in South Wales and in Liverpool, and is an alumnus of Neath College, West Glamorgan Institute and the University of Liverpool. Gareth has pursued his interests in both the design and supervision of building projects and the architectural and social history of the urban environment, and contributes to Construction Management, Architectural Design Technology and Housing programmes within the School of the Built Environment.

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.  


BA (Hons) Architecture

BArch (Hons) Architecture



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


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


Construction Technology

Built Environment Law

Development Management

Planning and Building Control

Introduction to Sustainable Communities

Planning and Developing Sustainable Communities