I’m a 28 year old PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture, interested in redefining everyday living, from changing the way we live and interact with the world to the future of the economy. My PhD research, Adaptive Design Capacity, is focused on developing a Strategic-Design based methodology rooted in a comprehensive understanding of behavioural and complexity sciences, before applying them to complex entities such as cities.
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Ale Ticker, London, GB, Product Development
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The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, GB, PhD, Architecture
RESEARCH TOPIC: ADAPTIVE DESIGN CAPACITY
The climate of design and its rapid evolution to meet the challenges of the 21st century has generated considerable interest from the academic, business and governmental communities, resulting in a marked increase in the number of Higher Education Institutions offering courses in design on an international level. Within this climate lies a nascent opportunity for current architectural education in the United Kingdom to critically re-examine its function in increasingly volatile times, and conscientiously prepare its graduates to exploit their naturally comprehensive educational training into not just harnessing opportunities, but actually creating them through rigorous, critical experimentation and evaluation.
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, GB, MArch, Architecture
The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, GB, Bachelors, Architecture
First Class Honours
Awarded a Special Commendation despite (consciously) breaking one of the competition rules.
View the entry here: http://cargocollective.com/jordanjlloyd/Trent-Bank
The increasingly topical and popular annual Zombie Safehouse competition, judged by seminal zombie author Max Brooks of World War Z fame.
View the entry here: http://cargocollective.com/jordanjlloyd/Z-Rated
OpenIDEO Challenge, Award
Finalist, with a proposal to turn plastic drinks bottles into a high value biodegradable plastic.
View the entry here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDBItijkbI
Finalist in a challenge run by design firm IDEO working with Jamie Oliver for ideas based around the theme, 'How can we raise kids' awareness of the benefits of fresh food so they can make better choices?'
View the entry here: http://cargocollective.com/jordanjlloyd/E-A-T
Centenary Award, Award
First recipient, for services rendered to the School of Architecture.
The RIBA President's Medals, Nomination
The Royal Institute of British Architects has been awarding the President's Medals since the 1850s.
Pinders Prize for Research, Award