Matthew Hynam
Architect / tutor / short film maker

BA (Hons) Architecture and Planning First Class 2004, Bachelor of Architecture Distinction 2007, MA Architecture Distinction 2011, PG Cert Professional Practice Distinction 2012, PG Cert Higher Education Distinction 2016, ARB


Matthew Hynam is a qualified architect who has worked for both large and small scale architecture practices. In 2009 he cofounded a practice with a previous work colleague resulting in some really interesting collaborations with clients and other professionals. Projects undertaken during this period included, international competitions, historic reuse, domestic housing, community projects, prototype hub buildings and a number of art related projects. Major clients included; The National Trust, Liverpool Biennale, Hazeley Academy, Bath & North East Somerset Council, UNESCO, Friends of Longacre Hall and Bristol University and Bristol Cathedral’s The Revd Canon Tim Higgins. The communication and presentation skills developed during this period proved invaluable to his associate lecturer position at UWE which he undertook alongside his practice.


In 2011 he completed an MA examining how film might be used as a design tool in architecture. The MA saw him examine how space might be read using both film and architectural syntax. From this emerged a hybrid syntax which has the potential to allow designers to approach the design of space from a new moving perspective. In 2013 a short film titled “Cincinnati Jump Cut” which was produced as part of the MA was screened in Federation Square Melbourne as part of the Cinecity architectural film project. The film has subsequently gone on to be screened at the; Architecture Film Festival in Lisbon 26-29th September 2013, the University of Sydney Research Visions exhibition 4th October 2013 and at the ARCFILMFEST Santiago Chile 17-20th October 2013.


In 2013 he became the first graduate tutor at the University of the West of England. The role sees him teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate architectural design studios and working towards a design research PhD. The focus of the PhD is the development of a tool which is capable of increasing divergent thinking within the architectural design process and the possibility for creative architectural outputs.

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