Andrew Thurman

Andrew Thurman

I have over 15 years experience working across several sectors of commercial Interior Design and Architecture. After graduating from The University of Salford in Spatial and Interior Design I worked in brand, retail and experiential design working with several multinational retailers. I then worked for one of the Norths leading Architectural practices on a variety of commercial developments before taking the plunge as a freelance designer where I secured my own commissions and collaborated with other design and architectural practices. My freelance work led me to a period working in museum, exhibition and interactive design before I joined a prominent and developing Leeds based Design and Architectural practice working on Hospitality and commercial schemes. Clients I have worked with throughout my career include adidas, Fred Perry, Leeds First Direct Arena, Hard Rock International and Bruntwood.

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I began teaching as a Visiting Lecturer 9 years ago working at several institutions across the North of England such as Sheffield Hallam University, Leeds Art University and The University of Huddersfield. I then undertook the role of Specialist 3D tutor on the Foundation Program at The University of Salford. In 2017 I made the transition from industry to academia becoming Lecturer at York St. John where I am committed to passing on my diverse industry knowledge to nurture and develop the next generation of creatives.


My research activity is investigating how the principals of Biophilic Design impact upon the way we live, work and learn and how this effects our well being.

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