Jon Goodbun

Architect | Guest Tutor

Jon Goodbun studied architecture at the PCL, UEL and the Bartlett, and in addition to basic architectural training he completed masters courses in computer scripting and design, and architectural history. In practice he has worked in London and Berlin, on projects ranging from the Millennium Dome to a refurbishment of Norman Foster’s penthouse! He co-founded the practice WAG in 2002, which has completed a series of small research, competition and building projects (often focussing on ideas around ecological design and spatial interface.) He joined the department of architecture in 1999, and for five years taught a diploma design studio, with students winning the RIBA Silver Medal, as well as a series of smaller competitions (Pilkington, Corus and Concrete Centre). He took a two year sabbatical from teaching (2006-8), during which he started work on his PhD research, which draws together material from ecology, cybernetics, cognitive science and extended mind theory. He returned to teaching at Westminster in 2009, and he also run a diploma design studio at the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) in Canterbury. He currently teaches at the Royal College of Art, running one of the architectural design studios.