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Master's Project

Magister architecturae, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, 2005
Studio for Habitat, Environment and Conservation, Carl Pruscha, UN Physical Planning Advisor, Nepal; DESIGN DISSERTATION: De-Sign; mapping of the mixed use terrace over a period of 200 years in East- London as an example of incremental urbanism and adaptable landscape for migrant communities.

Research Interests

In-depth knowledge of Hi-tech sustainable materials, lightweight structures including cutting edge product development and implementation through advanced production techniques. Specialist knowledge and experience of low-tech solutions developed for contemporary contexts in areas of scarce resource.

Diverse range of professional engagement with the shaping of the built environment in a range of urban and rural settings and a range of scales including retro-fit, remodelling, capacity building, procurement methods and energy production. Competition Success in the field of sustainable housing. Multiple projects realised in the field of sustainable design.

Experience of diverse cultural contexts .Wide experience in the field of Humanitarian Engineering in a global contemporary society. Research experience in the Global South related to Material Technologies and Culture.



Education/Academic qualification

MA, London Metropolitan University

MA, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

External positions

Competition Judge, Tamayouz

1 Jan 2015 → …

Director, Imaginary Rock Ltd

1 Jun 2011 → …


  • NA Architecture
  • Urbanism
  • Sustainable Development
  • post disaster reconstruction
  • sculpture
  • acculteration

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Facades Engineering & Materials Science
Rapid prototyping Engineering & Materials Science
Extrusion Engineering & Materials Science
Skin Engineering & Materials Science
Managers Engineering & Materials Science
Aluminum Engineering & Materials Science
Architectural design Engineering & Materials Science
Testing Engineering & Materials Science

Research Output 2008 2015

  • 2 Artefact
  • 2 Other contribution
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Abstract

De-Signing the Future

Hicks, S., 5 Feb 2015, p. 38. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


St Helena - Living Systems

Hicks, S. & Donnelly, A., 10 Oct 2013, Government of St Helena.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Ground For Change - Changed Ground

Hicks, S. & Donnelly, A., 5 May 2011, 3 p. RIBA LONDON : Nationwide/RIBA.

Research output: Other contribution

structural change

Product research for Vector Foiltec and Foster Associates

Hicks, S., 10 Oct 2011

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

Rapid prototyping

Strategic Urban Realm Framework, Newham Council

Hicks, S. & Sutherland, G., 10 Oct 2009, London Borough of Newham. 80 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report