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Lecturer in Architecture


Andrea Faed is a practicing Architect and Studio Leader in Architecture. Her particular interest is in Northern architecture, especially that of the Scandinavian countries.

Andrea studied at Edinburgh College of Art gaining a First Class degree and during her studies obtained a number of academic awards. After registering as an Architect, she spent a short time working in architectural practices in London and Edinburgh before setting up her own practice in Edinburgh in 1996.

Her practice, Faed Browne Architects, is a small company of 3 staff currently specialising in alterations to Listed Buildings and other contemporary residential work. The practice has also worked with a number of high profile cafés, restaurants, bars and hotels where design has been an integral part of the establishments.

Andrea began teaching 1st year students at Edinburgh College of Art in 2002, has ran an MArch studio 'North' for several years, and is currently Course Organiser for 2nd year and design tutor in 4th year.

Studios she has worked with include ‘64°N’, which involved researching, making and placing architecture at the edge of the northern temperate zone along latitude 64° N and  resulted in student awards including the RIAS Silver Medal for Best Scottish Student 2013. The Baltic Edge studio investigates the architecture of the Baltic ports, in particular the Gateway, Copenhagen.  The moving land/sea edge,the changing urban environment and the Northern European’s relationship to water isthe focus of these studios.

Teaching and research

64° N

An investigation into making and placing architecture at the edge of the northern temperate zone along latitude 64°

Baltic Edge

Exploring the moving waters edge of the Baltic Sea and with it the changing urban environment


Considering the shift from rural to urban

Norway - Earth & Ocean

Complexities and challenges of a northern environment within the Arctic Circle

Gothenburg - Inhabited Field

A place to gather on the land

Portobello - Looking North - Salt & Honey

Joining materials of the earth and sea to create stereotomic and tectonic form


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