Dr Saul Golden
Lecturer in Architecture and Spatial Design
Dr Saul Golden is a Lecturer in Architecture and Spatial Design, a practicing architect and academic with over twenty-years of international practice expertise, including as an RIBA Chartered Architect with expertise across architecture, interior and urban design.
Saul’s doctoral thesis, Beyond Architecture: Other Influences on Approaches to Practice and Urban Space, examined the changing nature of architecture practice, and changing roles architects undertake as critical spatial practitioners. His current research portfolio, through the Urban Research Lab and Research Institute for Architecture and the Built Environment, promotes cross-disciplinary/ cross-sector engagement across architecture, interior, and urban design related to sustainable shared urban spaces, health and wellbeing amongst ageing populations, critical spatial practice, and design pedagogy.
Saul is a Visiting Academic with the Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. Outside of his academic roles, Saul enjoys a strong international professional network including appointed and elected positions as a Trustee of the RIBA, Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), and was a former Director of PLACE NI (a built-environment charity) along with holding invited international roles as a design-policy consultant.