Chair in Architecture, Director of the Institute of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering
Michael Stacey is an Architect, Chair in Architecture and Director of Architecture at the University of Nottingham, where he leads the Making Architecture Research Studio (MARS) that focuses on design research of architecture by making. Zero Carbon Architecture Research Studio [ZCARS]; which focuses on the design of zero carbon homes in Nottingham, which included the UK's entry to Madrid: Solar Decathlon 2010. He is also Research Professor at University of Waterloo, Ontario. His research is centred on extending the boundaries of the possible, whilst combining quality and affordability and thus informing the built environment. Themes within his research include: digital fabrication, form finding in components and architecture, offsite manufacture, façade design and procurement,durability emergent materials and sustainability. Research programmes include: adaptive architecture, the development of technology for the built environment over the past 100 years, digital fabrication and architecture, concrete and architecture, and aluminium and durability.
He is the author of a wide range of publications including the following books: Component Design (2001), Digital Fabricators: Editor (2004), Concrete: A Studio Design Guide (2011) and Prototyping Architecture, Editor (2013), Aluminium and Durability, Editor (2014). He writes regularly on architecture and tectonics in the Architectural Press. His first paper was published in 1985.
Michael Stacey in his professional life combines practice, research, writing and teaching. In 1987 he co- founded Brookes Stacey Randall Architects and in 2004 he re-established Michael Stacey Architects. He is an RIBA National Awards Judge (2012 - to present). Product design for the building industry includes the invention of the Aspect 2 integrated composite cladding system, which was manufactured and marketed by Corus. His design portfolio demonstrates a commitment to design excellence, which has been recognised by numerous national and international awards. Key projects include: East Corydon Station, Thames Water Tower, Wembley Gateway Urban Regeneration Masterplan, Enschede Integrated Transport Interchange, Art House Chelsea, Expertex Textile Centrum and Ballingdon Bridge. In 2013 The Renault Centre, which he designed with Norman Foster became a Grade 11 listed building.