Jane Anderson

BArch (Hons), PGCE (Learning and Teaching Architecture), RIBA, ARB

Principal Lecturer
Programme Lead for Undergraduate Architecture
Subject Coordinator for BA(Hons) Architecture
Year One co-ordinator ob1architecture.blogspot.com
Director of OB1 LIVE
Co-founder of the Live Projects Network


Co-founder of OB1 LIVE: a programme of undergraduate live projects commissioned by community based clients.

Module leader for U30000 Introduction to Architecture 1

Module leader for U30001 Introduction to Architecture 2

Module leader for U30004 Architectural Representation

Research Interests

Architectural pedagogy; live projects; contemporary and future modes of practice; architectural design, interdisciplinary practice, collaboration and community engagement.

Consultancy / Expertise

  • National Teaching Fellow
  • RIBA Chartered and ARB Registered architect
  • RIBA Visiting Board member
  • External Examiner
  • Brookes Teaching Fellow
  • Project architect with extensive project management experience.


Anderson, J., and Priest, P., 2011. Fabrications Lulu.com. 66 pages. 32 images.

Anderson, J., 2010. Architectural Design. Lausanne : AVA Academia. 184 pages. 200 images.

Morrow, R., with Anderson, J. Et al., 2003. Building Clouds, Drifting Walls. Sheffield: A Bank of Ideas Publication. 35 pages, 62 images.

Book Chapters

Anderson, J. and Priest, C. Developing an inclusive definition, typological analysis and online resource for Live Projects. In Harris, H. and Widder, L., eds. 2014. Architecture Live Projects. Pedagogy into Practice. Abingdon: Routledge. 230 pages.

Markey, A. & Gueterbock, P., Eds., 2009. National Student Architecture Festival 2008. London: ASD projects, London Metropolitan University Department of Architecture and Spatial Design.


Anderson, J., Godiksen, C. and Harriss, H. (Eds.), 2016. Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching. Live projects across the disciplines. Vol.8, Issue 1. April 2016.

Anderson, J., 2014. Undercurrent. Swimming away from the design studio. Charrette. Journal of the association of architectural educators. Available at: http://ingentaconnect.com/content/arched/char/2014/00000001/00000001 [Accessed 7 September 2014].

Anderson, J. & Priest, C., 2012. The Live Education of an Architect: John Hejduk and Oxford Brookes Year One Live Projects. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 7(2) Dec. [online] Available at: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/person/7493 [Accessed 13 April 2013].

Anderson, J., 2012 Undergraduate live projects and integrating health and safety. RIBA. Paper and case study to be published online as part of an ongoing web-based resource hosted by the RIBA and as HSE Research Report RR925. Paper originally presented at the "Healthy Design, Creative Safety" Symposium organised by Sheffield University, HSE and RIBA at Sheffield University on 27 January 2011.

Evans, B., 2003. Park Life. The Architects' Journal No.22, volume 217. (p38-47)

Anderson, J. 2003. The SAS Institute. Architecture Today Handbook. Issue 8. (p8-9)

Conference Papers

Anderson, J., 2016. The design research methodology of Atelier Bow.Wow. In: DR_SoM ARENA Design Research, Series on Method, University of Reading, Apr 22, 2016.

Anderson, J., 2015. Keynote: Live Projects as evidence of transformative learning. In: NTNU TRANsark conference. Trondheim, Norway, 23 April 2015.

Anderson, J., 2014. Facts and Figments. Imagination and reality in DesignBuild education. In: Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. 2014 Fall Conference. WORKING OUT. Thinking while building. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 16-18 October 2014.

Anderson, J., 2014. Woodland Creatures and Fabrication Wizards. Resources, Product, Context and Motivation observed in a Taxonomy of Live Projects. In: Living and Learning. aae conference 3-5 September 2014. Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/p6nmza2z0uor8sj/aae%202014%20conference%20proceedings.pdf?dl=0

Anderson, J., 2014. Live Project Assessment. The Uncertainty Principle. Keynote presentation. In: HEA STEM Seminar. ‘Live Project’ pedagogy into practice: co-authoring an assessment criteria. Oxford Brookes University, 21 February 2014. Link: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/Seminars/STEM_BE_21_02_2014

Anderson, J. and Priest, C., 2013. Fabrications for The Story Museum. Reality and imagination in architectural design. In: writingplace conference. TU Delft, 25-27 November 2013. Link: http://writingplace.org/?page_id=2093

Anderson, J., 2013. Live Projects Review of Health and Life Sciences Disciplines, Oxford Brookes University. In: Away Day for Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Oxford Brookes University, 21 November 2013.

Anderson, J., 2013. Live Projects Review of Technology, Design and Environment Disciplines at Oxford Brookes University. In: Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Development Day. Oxford Brookes University, 4 July 2013.

Anderson, J., 2013. Undercurrent: swimming away from the design studio. In: Association of Architectural Educators, (un)common currency: AAE Conference. Nottingham Trent University, 4-5 April 2013. (proceedings)

Anderson, J., 2013. You live and learn: a pedagogical case for live projects. In: Brookes Teaching and Learning Conference 2013 . Oxford Brookes University, 27 March 2013.

Anderson, J. & Priest, C., 2012. Developing a live projects network and flexible methodology for live projects. In: Oxford Brookes University, Live Projects Pedagogy International Symposium. Oxford, U.K. 24-26 May 2012.

Anderson, J. and Priest, C., 2012. Fabricating spatial narratives for The Story Museum. Paper presented at the Spatial Perspectives: Literature and Architecture 1850-present conference at the University of Oxford.

Anderson, J. and Priest, C., 2012. Developing a live projects network. Paper presented at the Live Projects Pedagogy International Symposium at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford.

Anderson, J. and Priest, C., 2011. OB1 LIVE An Agent for Architectural Education and Practice. Paper presented at the Live Projects 2011 Colloquium at Queen’s University, Belfast.


Anderson, J. and Morrow, R., 2016. Framing your live project within a design research methodology. In: 3rd AAE conference, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. Apr 7-9, 2016

Art/ Performances

Anderson, J., 2014. Live Fortune Telling. In: Living and Learning. aae Conference 2014, University of Sheffield.

Anderson, J., 2012. Imaginary Spaces. In: Art Wash, Tsang's Kitchen, Iffley Road, Oxford. 12 June 2012.


"Literatur und Architectur", Baunetzwoche no.276 (online) 29 June 2012

"Are you sitting comfortably?", Oxford Mail. 25 October 2011

"Telling the story of Oxford's past", Oxford Mail. 14 April 2011

"Grand Designs for City Square", Oxford Mail. 16 December 2009

BBC Radio Oxford interview with Malcolm Boyden. Broadcast 4 December 2009


2014. "Dwelling, Arrival and Entrance". Three Live Projects for the National Trust.

2014. "Free Time", participatory collaboration at Templars Square Shopping Centre, Oxford.

2014. Urban Sports Day", Temple Cowley, Oxford.

2013. "Small Museum of Things" for Archeox community archaeology group.

2013. "Found!" archaeological exhibition installation, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

2013. “Collaborate”, Sixty-two different locations and organisations.

2013. “Lantern Festival”, Warneford Meadow, Oxford.

2012. "Breakthrough Lab" and "Domestic Appliances" for "Domestic Science" exhibition at Science Oxford.

2012. "Imaginary Spaces" for "The Art Take-Away", Tsang's Kitchen, Oxford for ArtWash.

2012. "Tall tales" installation for the "Other Worlds" exhibition, Oxford.

2011. "Fabrications" for The Story Museum, Oxford.

2011. Orientation signage for Jericho, Oxford. Oxford City Council.

2010-11. Accessibility strategies for Film Oxford. Live project.

2010. "Infobench" live project for Mount Place and Stratford High Street, International Architecture Student Festival.

2009-10. Strategies for Place Improvement, Jericho, Oxford for Oxford City Council and local residents.

2009. Tactile model for Oxfordshire Association for the Blind.

2009. Movable Ticket booth for Creation Theatre Company. Broad Street plus various locations in Oxford.

2008. "Sounds of the Place" movable art work. National Architecture Student Festival, Hungerford Bridge, London. Live project.

2007-8. "Environmental play structures" for Donnington Doorstep Family Centre. Live project.

2008-9. TQEF Research-Informed Teaching, Higher Education Funding Council of England. Collaborative research project with grant holder, Robert Brown (University of Plymouth). Peer Assisted Learning module with Helena Webster.


School of Architecture

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP