Lorraine Farrelly

Professor of Architecture, University of Portsmouth

Professor Lorraine Farrelly is and architect and Professor of Architecture and Design at The University of Portsmouth UK. Her research interests include a multi-disciplinary approach to design, and architecture at various scales, through understanding ideas of design details, to urban concepts. She is currently at Deakin University Melbourne as part of the Thinker in Residence Programme

Professor Farrelly leads the Portsmouth Masters in Architecture Urban design studio, which has proposed and promoted new paradigms in mixed use and housing proposals for European sites in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Rotterdam and London. Her own projects range from the design of bars, restaurants and retail, through to individual house design, school design and public spaces, and her books include "The Fundamentals of Architecture"; "Representational Techniques"; Construction and Materiality"; and "Drawing for Urban Design" and last month guest editor of ' Designing and the Third Age"
by Architectural Design UK.
She is also part of the Portsmouth School of Architecture’s Project Office, which combines aspects of architectural practice, community engagement and associated research.


  • –present
    Professor of Architecture, University of Portsmouth


  • 2014
    Designing and the Third Age, Architectural Design - Wiley
  • 2013
    Fundamentals of Architecture, Bloomsbury
  • 2012
    Materials and the Interior, Laurence King
  • 2011
    Drawing for Urban Design, Laurence King
  • 2009
    Construction and Materiality , Bloomsbury
  • 2008
    Representational techniques, Bloomsbury
  • 2003
    Bar and restaurant Interior Structures, Wiley