Ms Jane Tankard

I have been teaching and practicing architecture for the past 30 years. I am a registered architect and joined the University of Westminster in January 1999, where I am a Senior Lecturer. I have taught at the Bauhaus, Dessau and collaborated on projects with the Arts Council and the British Council. I have been a Partner of Tankard Bowkett, a small architectural firm, since 1992 and we have had our work published and exhibited widely. I have co-authored two books: The Seriously Useful Guide to Professional Practice (Elsevier) and Towards a New Architect (soon to be published) both on becoming an architect. I often collaborate with artists and designers in multi-disciplinary practice and have curated exhibitions, installations and public events.

Employment History

1999 - present 

University of Westminster School of Architecture S.L. 

1996 - 1998 

Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture S.L. 

1991 - 1996 

South Bank University School of Architecture S.L. 

1996 - 1998 

Oxford Brookes University School of Architecture S.L.


Advisor to Hackney Council on their Urban Design policy 1996-1997.

Edutrust: Consultant on developing strategies for secondary schools to become City Academies 2009.

St Michael's Church, Highgate N6 (2008-present)


Co-author of Towards a New Architect, Architectural Press, 2010 and Practical Experience: a seriously useful guide, Elsevier, 2004, published articles etc. in number of books, papers, journals etc.. Led Arts Council research project into diversity in architecture 'Connecting Flights' . Worked with British Council on similar project.

  • Design Practices

Sustainable Development Goals
In brief

Research areas

Feminist practice, inclusion, experimental educational theory and practice, urban class critique, social and cultural constructs and their impact on architectural practice

Skills / expertise

inclusion, diversity, feminism, experimental practice, equity, class critique

Supervision interests

feminist and experimental practice, resilient communities, global equity