Cedric Walter Green, B.Arch(Natal), FRSA.
Born Mocambique 1935; primary and secondary school in Southern Rhodesia ( Umtali High School, Zimbabwe); architectural education at Natal University 1953-60; worked as project Coordinator under Richard Buckminster Fuller in Natal; practiced architecture and exhibited sculpture in Zimbabwe 1960-62; taught maths, history and art at St. Augustines Mission, Penhalonga in 1962; architectural practice in Britain from 1962-70 with Chamberlin Powell & Bon, John Penn, Peter Barefoot, and as Head of Design Section, East Suffolk County Council Planning Department; in 1970 began teaching and research in architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design at Cheltenham; received RIBA Research Award in 1972 for research into gaming-simulaton techniques for a holistic approach to teaching housing and urban ecology; exhibited sculpture in London. Ipswich, and began printmaking studies (lithography) in Cheltenham in 1970.
Appointed Lecturer at Sheffield University Department of Architecture in1974; continued research into integrated environmental design with ARCUK Research award for GAMBIT project; in 1975 built Delta, a low cost passive solar house, monitored and evaluated its performance 1975-76; started SHED (Solar Heated Experimental Dwelling) project in 1977 with construction of first phase prototype, awarded 3rd prize in Misawa International housing design competition, Japan; Senior lecturer in 1979; sabbatical in USA for research into passive solar building design and modelling; exhibited photomontages at Mappin Art Gallery in 1975, architectural drawings in Tokyo 1978.
In 1980 received 2nd prize in European Passive Solar Housing Competition; helped form Sheffield Solar Building Cooperative to build passive solar houses with support from Sheffied City Council to designs developed from research at Sheffield University; 1980 RIBA research award for research and development of programs for thermal modelling and simulation; produced SCRIBE, an integrated system on microcomputers for drawing, graphic three dimensional display, thermal modelling and passive solar design; exhibited architectural designs and drawings in Brussels, Paris, Cannes, Perpignan, Rome, London. In 1985, Reader in Architecture at Sheffield University.
In 1983 formed Ecotech Design Ltd.as architectural practice and to develop and market computer-aided-design system SCRIBE for Apple microcomputer. With Dr David Cooper and John Wells, developed IBM PC versions of software, and successfully marketed it in UK, France, Denmark, USA, Australia, Germany, and other countries. Received research contracts from the UK Dept. of Energy (ETSU) for programs for daylighting, and from CEC JRC Ispra for thermal modelling and generation of geometric data from stereo photographs.
In 1989, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In 1990, appointed Visiting Professor, School of Architecture, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Worked on team developing Adeline daylighting system at Laboratoire d'Energie Solaire (LESO) ( http://www.ibp.fhg.de/wt/adeline/ ) which uses the Scribe 3D modelling program as input. See also http://radsite.lbl.gov/adeline/referenc.html
In 1988, began printmaking studies part-time, and moved to live and work in France from 1991. Continued development of computer programs and support to SCRIBE and SPIEL users. Began research into non-toxic and ecologically sound printmaking techniques and in particular, electrolytic methods for intaglio printmaking, reviving a 19th century technique called 'Electro Etching'. Exhibits work regularly in France and writes articles and produces a booklet and newsletters for users of his methods.
In 1998, gave keynote speech at "Digital Design Media in Art and Architecture" Seminar at the National University of Singapore.
Married to Margaret Corbett; two children: Geffrey and Helen, born 1964, 1965. Recreations are music (playing bassoon), tennis, and badminton.
address : Les Grands Theves, 24310 Brantôme - téléphone
telephone : +33 (0)5 53 13 41 07
1954-60 School of Architecture, University of Natal, Degree: Bachelor of Architecture (recognised for exemption from final examination of Royal Istitute of British Architects). Co-ordinator for INDLU research project under Richard Buckminster Fuller (ref.Marks,The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller, McHale, Buckminster Fuller).
1948-53 Umtali High School (Mutari), Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Cambridge School and Higher School Certificates.1945 - 47 Umtali (Mutari) Middle School.
1942-45 David Livingstone School, Salisbury (Harari), Zimbabwe.
EXHIBITIONS (paintings, prints, sculpture, drawings, photographs of architecture)
Paintings, sculpture, and prints in private collections in Zimbabwe, USA, Australia, UK, France, RSA.
PUBLICATIONS (see separate section for limited circulation reports or papers presented at Conferences)
1 Green Prints, Ecotech Design, Sheffield 1998.
2 "Intaglio without Tears", Printmaking Today, Vol. 7, No 1, Farrand Press, London, Spring 1998.
"Galvanography Revisited" Printmaking Today, Vol. 8, No 1, Farrand Press, London, Spring 1999.
3 SCRIBE Operating Manual, With David Cooper and John Wells, Ecotech Design Ltd., Sheffield 1984 .
4 "Evaluation and Modelling of Thermal Storage in a Passive/Hybrid Experimental Prototype Building", with P Riley, Sun at Work in Britain, No 16, June 1983, UK ISES, London.
5 "Solar Heated Experimental Dwelling, Sheffield 1978",Yorkshire Architect, Journal of the RIBA Yorkshire Region, Issue No 79, July/August 1981
6 "Microcomputers in Architectural Practice", Architectural Association Quarterly, London, Vol 12, No 4, 1980 pp 71-73
7 "Case Study - Houses for People to Build", chapter in Energy Conservation & Thermal Insulation, eds Derricott, R & Chissik, SS, John Wiley + Sons, Chichester, 1981 pp 635-658
8 "Juegos de Deseno" (transl. Juan Bonta) Summarios - Jugar esun Metodo serio, Biblioteca Sintetica de Arquitectura, Vol VII 1980, pp 31-36
9 "Sheffield's ecotecture prototype house", Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, April 1979, pp 169, 170
10 "Designing with Others", Chapter written How Designers Think by Bryan Lawson, Architectural Press, 1980, pp 171-186
11 "Playing Design Games", Journal of Architectural Education, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Washington, DC, USA, Vol XXXIII No 1, September 1979, pp 22-26
12 "Readymade Architecture", Arts & Artists, Hansom Books, London Vol No 3, Issue 148, July 1978, pp28-33
13 "Neglected Eclectic" article on work of Curtis Green, Art & Artists, Hansom Books, London, Vol. 12, No 12, Issue 145, April 1978 pp 23-25
14 "Professional Style", article on David Bryce Exhibition, Art & Artists, Hansom Books, London, 1977, Vol 12, No 6, Issue 139, October, pp 22-27.
15 "Unity or Diversity?", article on Walter Gropius Exhibition, Art & Artists, Hansom Books, London, 1977 April, pp 33-35
16 "RSVP - Towards another architecture". Short contributions invited by editor, Architectural Review, London 1976 Vol 160 No 956 October, p 201, Vol 160 No 957 November, p 265 .
17 "Design, Games & Language", Build International, Applied Science Publishers, Barking, 1973 Vol 6 No 6, November pp 617-633.
18 "Conflicts in Architectural Education", Architects' Journal ,London, 1973, Vol 158, No 38, September 19 pp 654-655.
19 "Learning to Design" Journal of Architectural Research & Teaching, RIBA London 1971, Vol 2 No 1, November pp 40-46
20 "Timber Framed House with Baltic Redwood Cladding", Wood, London, July 1966, pp 34-35
PROFESSIONAL ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE
1970-90 Private practice as Registered architect, numerous commissions described later.
Head of Design Section - East Suffolk County Planning Department (housing
strategies, urban design projects, conservation and building preservation)
1956-7 Assistant, Berlowitz & Furmanovsky, architects, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (industrial and commercial buildings, murals in motor showroom)
BUILDINGS & DESIGNS - private commissions or competitions (published references to designs in brackets)
for Mrs Margaret Green, Brantôme, France 24
Passive Solar house for Mr C Townley, Quincampoix Fleuzy, Normandy.
(2nd prize, grouped housing category, 1st European Passive Solar Housing Competition) (Architects Journal, "Sunny Success"; 12 November 1980 Sheffield Telegraph, "Activating a Passive Solar Heating System, 20 December 1980 Ralph Lebens; Passive Solar Housing in Europe; CEC 1981, "Primo Concorso Europeo sul solare passivo - Ingliterra - projetto: architetto Cedric Green", L'industria della Construzioni numero 134 Dicembre 1982, pp 28,29 ;"Wettbewerbsentwurf: Reihenhaussiedlung in Sheffield, GB, Architecten: C Green, B Gordon, Sheffield." Building with the Sun, ed Michael Wachberger, Publ e+p Vienna; 1983 pp 62,63 )
Passive Solar house for Mr & Mrs C Oldham, Charsfield, Suffolk (East
Anglian Daily Times, September 1982).
(3rd prize, Misawa Houses International Housing Design Competition, Japan 1978, Japan Architect 1979; Turrent + Doggart Passive Solar Housing in the UK, ETSU, DTI, London, 1980 ; Oppenheim, Small Solar Buildings in Cool Northern Climates, AP, 1981 Robert + Camous, Constructions Solaires Passives, Europeannes, Laboratoire d'energetique Solaire, Odeillo 1979; Kasabov (ed), Buildings the Key to Energy Conservation, RIBA 1980, "United Kingdom", Architectural Record, NY, 1981; Page, "Conservation City", RIBAJ, June 1978; House and Garden, March 1979, pp 86-87; The Guardian, 8 October 1979, p 22; ARCAED, Investigation of Passive Solar Heating and Cooling work in Europe, EEC July 1979, p 60; Building Design, 26 May 1978, 7 July 1978, November 1978; Town & Country Planning, September 1980, Vol 4, No.8, p 275)
1974 'Delta', house for Mrs M Green, passive solar, low-energy timber-framed construction, Charsfield, Suffolk;
(Turrent + Doggart, Passive Solar Housing in the UK, ETSU 1980; Oppenheim,Small Solar Buildings in Cool Northern Climates, AP, 1981 Robert + Camous, Constructions Solaires Passives Europeannes, Laboratoire d'energetique Solaire, Odeillo 1979; Kasabov (ed) Buildings the Key to Energy Conservation; Charles McKean, Architectural Guide to Cambridge & East Anglia since 1920, RIBA, 1982, p 100).
for Mr R Andrew, St Michael's-on-Sea, Natal, South Africa
TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE (see separate section for visiting lectures or short courses)
Research Project Consultant, CAUEPE, Universite de Geneve,
1961-2 Teacher, St.Augustine's Secondary School, Community of the Resurrection Mission, Penhalonga, Zimbabwe (maths, history, for school certificate).
DESIGN SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS (systems produced and marketed commercially, or produced for research, funded by grants - reviews and articles in brackets)
1981-91 SCRIBE - Space, Cost, Resources & Integrated Building Evaluation; computer-aided architectural design modelling system for personal computer; approx .2000 users to January 1989. ("Affordable 3-D Graphic Modelling", Ted Stevens, RIBAJ, June 1982, Vol 89, No 6 p77. Solar Age, November 1983 Architects Journal, December 1984 ; many reviews in Computer Press 1983-89)
1987 STEREOCON - a program for generating a 3-D model from digitised stereo photographs (research grant awarded by European Community Joint Research Laboratory, Ispra, Italy)
1985 MODLUX ; a daylighting calculation and contour display system linked to SCRIBE and program for generation of data for thermal modelling - SERIRES, SPIEL. (in collaboration with Polytechnic of Central London, reseach grants awarded by UK department of Energy ETSU )
1979-91 SPIEL - Solar Passive Integrated Energy Language; a dynamic thermal modelling + simulation system originally for programmable calculator and then developed for personal microcomputers - Apple, IBM and compatibles.
(RIBA Research Award 1980; ( Research grants awarded by European Community Joint Research Laboratory at Ispra, Italy; many reviews and notices in Computer press 1981 - 1987)
1972-7 GAMBIT - Gaming-Simulation for Architecture, methods for Building with Integrated Technology. (ARCUK Research Award 1973)
1970-73 INHABS - Instructional Housing & Building Simulation
(RIBA Research Award for the application of game- theory and gaming-simulation techniques to the study of design method (Architects Journal, 3 March 1971 p.490 Journal of Architectural Education, ACSA, September 1979, p4, p12, p13, Summariios 1980)
PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PAPERS
"CAD & Thermal Design Methods", Proceedings
PLEA 88, Passive and Low Energy Architecture ` Conference,
Porto, Portugal, August,1988
PAPERS TO CONFERENCES & COURSES (limited circulation)
"Architecture Virtuelle", Printemps
des Images 2, Centre de Congres, Perigueux, France, April.
PRINTED REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS (produced in connection with teaching courses or research, printed in limited numbers )
1975 - 1978
FACE (ISSN 0308 2229) Information bulletin with special magazine
issues for Faculty of Architectural Studies, founded, edited and produced
from October (12 issues each 400 copies)
VISITING LECTURES OR COURSES (alphabetical order)
ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL, LONDON; January 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop INHABS); February 1973 3 week course (Architects' Journal 30 February 1973); December 1977 Visiting Critic; January 1978 Jury; May 1981 Lecture - Shed; March 1982 Lecture - SCRIBE; March 1983 Lecture - Solar Housing Design Methods; February 1984 Lecture - Design Methods and Models; May 1986 lecture to Energy Unit on work; June 1988 Lecture and seminar in Energy Unit
BRISTOL UNIVERSITY; April 1968 School of Architecture, Attingham Park Residential Course; March 1973 Geographical Society
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Department of Architecture; February 1983 Talk on SCRIBE
CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC School of Architecture; February 1980 Talk on SHED and Delta
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY School of Architecture; February 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS); December 1975 Visiting Critic; December 1981 Lecture on SHED and SCRIBE; May 1982 Martin Centre Talk on SPIEL and MODLUX.
CANTERBURY COLLEGE OF ART School of Architecture; December 1978 Talk on Energy Design
POLYTECHNIC OF CENTRAL LONDON School of Architecture; January 1972 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS)
CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY; November 1977 Talk on SHED project
CITY OF DUBLIN COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY School of Architecture; November 1972 Gaming- Simulation workshop (INHABS)
FARALLONES INSTITUTE, CALIFORNIA Urban and Rural Centres; February 1980 ,Talks on SHED and Work on Energy
GLOUCESTERSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF ARCHITECTS; December 1981 Lecture on SHED and SCRIBE
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE, ECOLE D'ARCHITECTURE ; May 1972 INHABS simulation exercise; April 1983 lectures on Sheffield Solar housing, seminars on SCRIBE and SPIEL; 1985 lectures and seminars on Solar Housing and SCRIBE
HUDDERSFIELD POLYTECHNIC School of Architecture; November 1984 Talk to Student Architectural Society
KINGSTON POLYTECHNIC School of Architecture; January 1972 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS).
LEEDS POLYTECHNIC; March 1976 INHABS at Landscape Architecture Department; May 1981 Conference on Energy in the Home, Department of Home Economics
LIVERPOOL POLYTECHNIC Department of Architecture; October 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS).
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE,
LAUSANNE Department d'Architecture;
MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY Urban Design Department; February 1972 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS); October 1973 URBISM; November 1975 (AJ Gaming Directory
10; October 1975); November 1976 URBISM.
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE School of Architecture; February 1978 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS); February 1981 Lecture - Ecotecture not Egotecture.
NEW MEXICO SOLAR ENERGY ASSOCIATION; February 1980 Talk on SHED and Delta.
OPEN UNIVERSITY Faculty of Technology and Design; December 1978 Consultancy, Techology Foundation Course; February 1982 Consultancy, Technology T263 Design Processes & Products; June 1982 Lecture on SCRIBE and Computer Aided Design; December 1984; Consultancy, Technology Computing Course 1986 - 1992.
OSLO ARKITEKTHOGSKOLEN, ; November 1981 1 week lecture course.
OXFORD POLYTECHNIC School of Architecture; October 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS, URBISM); March 1981 Student Architectural Society; October 1983 Student Architectural Society.
PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO; February 1980 Talk on SHED and Energy Work.
PORTSMOUTH POLYTECHNIC Department of Architecture; March 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS).
QUEENS UNIVERSITY BELFAST Department of Architecture; November 1972 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS).
ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS, LONDON, seminar on "Inner City Reconstruction, Sheffield - a case study"; November, 1989.
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, Keynote speech, Digital Design Media in Architecture and Art, September 1998.
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD Centre for Environmental Research; March 1972; Seminar talk on INHABS; March 1973; Seminar talk on INHABS; November 1993 Seminar on daylighting.
STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY Department of Architecture; May 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS); December 1972 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS).
UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX; June 1973 PTRC Conference"The Simulation of Vernacular Urban Growth".
INSTITUTE D'ART D'ARCHITECTURE ET D/URBANISME DE TUNIS; December 1973, 1 week for British Council lectures and INHABS.
UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND - SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE; 1979 Visiting Lecturer for 1 month - construction with students of Solar Tent demonstration project; and 1980 - Visiting lecturer -Gaming Simulation and lecture course on bioclimatic architecture.
UNIVERSITY OF YORK Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies; July 1971 Gaming-Simulation workshop (INHABS); July 1977 Design simulation exercise - GAMBIT; June 1973 Wentworth College; May 1978 Consultant on game construction for housing; February 1980 Consultant - Housing and Urban Revitalisation Diploma Course; May 1980 Energy Performance and Buildings Course.
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