Laoura Englezou

Subject(s): Fashion & Design

Professional Biography

Laoura studied Spatial Design at Central Saint Martins and soon after completed her postgraduate degree in Urbanism at the Architectural Association. She has a wide range of teaching experience having taught on the Central Saint Martins Foundation course for over 9 years, as an Associate Lecturer in Architecture & Spatial Design. As a visiting tutor, field trip enabler and guest critic at the University of Westminster, she was involvement in the postgraduate architecture studies program.

Laoura joined the Interior design department at American InterContinental University as a visiting lecturer in 2011 where she taught on the dual American and UK degree programme. She has taught Interior design on both foundation and undergraduate levels and she is currently Year One Module leader on the BA(Hons) Interior Design programme at Regent’s University.

Laoura has pursued a continuing development in academia through further postgraduate studies in art and design teaching and in 2008 she received a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching from UAL.  She has recently been appointed as the External Examiner for MA Interior Design at Coventry University.  


Pg Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Art, Design & Communication, Centre of Learning and Teaching, University of the Arts London, 2008

MA Housing & Urbanism, Architectural Association London, 2005

BA (First Class Honours) Arts & Design (Spatial design), Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, 2004

Relevant Past Employment

2013-2015 - Visiting Lecturer, BA (Hons) Interior Design, Regent’s University London.

2011-2013 - Instructor, BFA & BA (Hons) Interior Design, American InterContinental University London.

2006-present - Associate Lecturer, Architecture & Spatial design, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching & Course Development

As a lecturer in Interior design, Laoura has taught on both foundation and undergraduate programme levels and is currently Year One module leader.

Year 1 (Level 4) tutor, BA (Hons) Interior Design 2014 – Present

IND401 Interior Design Principles I

IND402 Interior Design Principles II

IND405 Interior Design Principles III

IND406 Interior Design Principles IV

Laoura has been involved in the writing and course development for a specialist foundation course in Interior design.

Foundation (Level 3) tutor, Foundation Studies in Interior Design 2013 – 2014

Introduction to Interior Design I

Drawing Basics for Interior Design

Architectural Drafting

Human Factors & Contextual Studies

As visiting lecturer at American InterContinental University London, Laoura has taught on the BFA & BA(Hons) Interior Design dual degree programme.

Year 2 (Level 4) tutor, BFA & BA(Hons) Interior Design 2011 – 2013

IDIA 203 Introduction to Interior Design I

IDIA 204 Introduction to Interior Design II

IDIA 215 Interior Design II

IDIA 216 Drawing Basic for Design

Year 1 (Level 3) tutor, BFA & BA(Hons) Interior Design 2011 – 2013

IDIA 103 Interior Design I

IDIA 110 Human Factors & Contextual Studies in Interior Design


External Examiner for MA Interior Design at Coventry University from 1st October 2013 to 30th September 2017. Module responsibilities:

  • M130IND Creative Studies
  • M131IND Context & Identity
  • M132IND Professional Practice 
  • M133IND CAD Modelling & Presentation
  • M137IND User Centred Design
  • M140IND Interior Product Design
  • M141IND Interior Design Innovation
  • M134IND Research Proposal
  • M144IND Major Study

Research Interests

Laoura has been involved in urban analysis and research projects of various cities like London, Nicosia, Berlin, Beirut, Barcelona, Shanghai and Tehran. She has an interest in issues associated with urbanism, urban architecture, architectural urbanism, as well as theory on community, culture and identity in relation to the build environment. Her design research on places of conflict, such as the divided city of Nicosia has been presented at the City Dialogue Symposium, organised by 'Dialogue among Civilizations' in Tehran.