Sebastian Hicks


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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.



    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Education/Academic qualification

    MA, Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA 3, London Metropolitan University

    Award Date: 7 Jul 2011

    MA, Master of Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

    Award Date: 15 Jun 2008

    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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