School of Architecture – Carolyn Butterworth

Carolyn Butterworth recently received a Senate Award for sustained excellence in learning and teaching. As a passionate advocate of the value of live projects and of the arts in architectural education, her teaching encourages students to explore the cultural value of designing and making the built environment as a collective endeavour.

On the subject of teaching, Carolyn says: “I believe that for inclusive, vibrant and sustainable cities and towns to thrive everyone needs to be part of their development. Architects can play a crucial role in this, both through their design skills and through their skills as agents of change. My role as a teacher is to help my students understand the value of these skills and, through creative projects with local people, learn that collaboration can be a powerful tool to face the challenges ahead.”