Senior Lecturer in architecture
The Production of Place, SRI
Professional and technical studies tutor, researcher and PhD supervisor in Architecture.
Roland was a named Researcher in the 2014 REF submitting two portfolios. He co-organised the Production of Place international conference at UEL in 2012 and has secured and led several grant-funded research projects and is regular invited speaker at conferences and seminars in the UK and abroad. In 2018 he won an RIBA President’s award for research in ethics and sustainability for his research into health and wellbeing in the Justice sector funded by Innovate UK, the RSA, the Tudor Trust and Garfield Weston.
- BA Architecture
- PG Dip Architecture
- PG Dip (prac) Architecture
- MA (Regen)
- Architect (ARB)
- RIBA Research Trust Award (2016)
- RIBA President’s Award for research in ethics and sustainability (2018)
- Director, Matter Architecture
- Design Council Built Environment Expert
- Design and Quality Review Panel member (various)
- RIBA Planning Advisory Group
- Roman Road Community Land Trust member
Most recent research
Rethinking Intergenerational housing (funded by
Innovate UK and Camden Council)
Bougnoux, F. and Karthaus, R. (2013), ‘Naya Raipur: Shaping a new capital city to fit Indian Life', Les Ateliers Internationaux, France ISBN 979-10-93009-00-1 http://www.ateliers.org
Karthaus, R. and Smith C. E, (ed.) De Mellow J. (2012), ‘Design for Life’,
Article in the RSA Journal, Wardour, London, Volume CLVIII No. 5552, Winter 2012, ISSN: 0958-0433
Karthaus, R. and Kyrkou, D., (2011) ‘Urban sustainability standards: predetermined checklists or adaptable frameworks?‘, Procedia Engineering, Volume 21, 2011, Pages 204-211, ISSN 1877-7058, 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2005.
Karthaus, R. (lead researcher), (2011), ‘Neighbourhood profiling project’ http://www.neighbourhoodprofile.org
Chandler, A. and Karthaus, R. (2011)Making Place – handwork in / for / of the community, http://www.biad.bcu.ac.uk/research/wellbeing2011/
the architecture and ethics of rehabilitation, 2019 Karthaus, R., Block, Lucy
and Hu, Anthony, The Journal of Architecture. 24 (2), pp. 193-222.
Wellbeing in Prison Design, Matter Architecture, 2017, https://www.matterarchitecture.uk/research/wellbeing-in-prisons/
RSA Transitions: Building a rehabilitation culture, Karthaus, R. O’Brien, R. 2013, The RSA, London
Synthesis of the Naya Raipur workshop, Bougnoux, F. and Karthaus, R., 2013, www.ateliers.org
Urban sustainability standards: predetermined checklists or adaptable frameworks? Kyrkou, D. and Karthaus, R. presented at the International Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities Conference, Bologna, 15/16 September 2011, Procedia Engineering, Volume 21, 2011, Pages 204-2011, ISSN 1877-7058, 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.11.2005.
- Professional studies in Architecture: BA (Hons) and MArch Architecture
- MA Architecture, Sustainability and Design
- MArch Architecture (design, live projects)
- PhD supervision (urbanism)
- Engineering with Architecture (City University)