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, the body in the city: social and cultural constructs and their impact on architectural practice

Skills / expertise

inclusion, diversity, feminism, experimental practice