Lizzie Upham ARB

Sessional Lecturer Design



Lizzie studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh where she graduated in 2006 before qualifying as an Architect in 2013. Since graduating, Lizzie has worked at a number of architectural practices in London, Edinburgh, Oxfordshire and Canterbury. From 2010 to 2014 she worked at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands where she specialized in buildings within the arts and culture sector. During this time she worked on both JW3, a community centre and secular building that respects Jewish traditions; and the new international headquarters for Bonhams Auction House on New Bond Street. Both of which were awarded a RIBA London Award and a RIBA National Award.

In 2009 Lizzie obtained a scholarship to attend an international summer school at the University of Rome ŒTor Vergata¹ specialising in the Conservation of Historical, Monumental and Archaeological Sites. She has a strong interest in both the conservation of historic buildings and sensitive contemporary design within a cultural context; particularly the richness that arises from the combination
of the two. She especially enjoys the challenges of working in dense urban infill sites, exploring the potential of near-invisible places to offer great architectural experiences. Together with her partner Sam, Lizzie founded MUD Architecture in September 2012 as a vehicle to bring together strands of research, teaching and practice. Outside of architecture Lizzie dabbles with ceramics, experimenting with delicate porcelain forms.