Awarded Best Architectural Academic 2016 by Build magazine, Layton Reid is the Associate Dean of the Department of Architecture with cross-institutional responsibility for student experience, international liaison, and special projects.
Layton is the founder and director of Desitecture, a research based practice, which has been published internationally for its work on future and sustainable prototypes, with a focus on high density and ultra tall buildings. Desitecture exhibits internationally and the practice’s work is presented at international conferences on a regular basis. He has extensive experience as an external examiner and validator, both in the UK and internationally in architecture, interior architecture and design at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has formerly been a visiting professor of design.
Layton is Chair/President of Trustees of the Interior Educators, the national academic subject group, and a vice Chair of the RIBA Schools of Architecture visiting panels. He travels extensively promoting architecture, design and its benefits and the need for greater links and engagement between the public, users and the academy.
Layton's work sites itself alongside the debates on the use of technology and the need for the city to reinvent itself and as a result received numerous invitations to present through lectures and presentations internationally including London Culture Exchange 2015, Vertical cities symposium Hong Kong 2013, High density mass housing housing symposium Singapore 2014, MIPIM shortlist 2015.
Layton Reid BA(Hons), D Arch Urb Des, DMPL Arch, MA , MCSD, RIBA , RIAS, FRSA, FHEA, MRI, AoU, Reg Arch, Ch IE UK, Pres IE UK.