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Paul Collins

Paul Collins


School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Staff Group(s)
Civil Engineering


Paul has overall responsibility for students, staff and associated budgetary management for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Architecture; Civil Engineering; Interior Architecture; Architectural Technology and Interiors and Landscapes.

His teaching interests relate to architectural and urban history, design briefing, sustainability and green roof technology, corporate real estate, strategic planning and marketing, and the planning and development process.

Across the University, Paul chairs and acts as panel member of programme validation events and has served on the University’s Academic and Standards Committee, Emergency Planning Committee, City Campus Regeneration User Group and is a past member of Academic Board and elected member of the Board of Governors.


  • Urban Planning and Financial Policy Evaluation of Green Roof Development
  • Green infrastructure policy

Career overview

  • Green roof technology and planning policy
  • Sustainability
  • Briefing and post occupancy evaluation of new buildings
  • Real estate planning and development in Eastern Europe
  • Housing planning policy and development
  • Contaminated land policy

Links: Green Roofs

Research areas

  • Designed Environment
  • sustainability and green roof planning, design, technology and use
  • accuracy, moderation and equity in assessment practice with particular regard to grade versus percentage based marking
  • student engagement
  • planning and architectural briefing and post development outcomes and post occupancy evaluation
  • educational building and estate design and planning.

Current Students

Stefan Kruczkowski (Director of Studies) PhD student

External activity

  • 2008-9, Non executive Director Nottingham Energy Partnership
  • 2007-9, University representative on Nottingham Science City Infrastructure Group
  • 2007-9, Executive Committee Member (University) Heads of the Built Environment
  • 2007-2009, NTU representative SCHOSA
  • 2007-9, External Examiner, MSc Property Development, University Central England
  • 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, Regional Judge, Best Buildings Awards, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) East Midlands
  • 2006-2009, Member, Nottingham Science City Property Innovation Group
  • 2006-2009, RICS Assessor of Professional Competence
  • 2004-2009, RICS International Planning and Development Faculty Board
  • 2009 Vice Chair RICS International Planning and Development Group
  • 2005-2009, External Examiner, MSc Construction Project Management/ MSc Land Remediation, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2004-2008, External Examiner, BSc (Hons) Property Management and Agency / BSc(Hons) Rural Land Management, Royal Agricultural College
  • 1994-2009, Associate Member, the Strategic Planning Society
  • 1993-2008, ISVA/RICS Professional Examinations Board
  • 2002-2005, QAA Institutional Auditor
  • 2003-2005, QAA Subject Reviewer
  • 2001-2005, Deputy Chair, RICS European Partnership and Accreditation Board
  • 2001-2005, Member, RICS International Partnership and Accreditation Board
  • 2005, Validation Panel Member, MSc Building Surveying and MSc Quantity Surveying University of the West of England, Bristol
  • 2004-2005, University of Leeds Collaborative Activities Review
  • 2004, Validation Panel Member, MBA Real Estate, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2003-2004, Standing Review of undergraduate & postgraduate programmes, University of Wolverhampton
  • 2004, Subject Review, Real Estate and Town Planning, University of Reading
  • 2000-2003, Member, Nottingham and Derbyshire Branch Committee, Local Association Management Group and Editor of Newsletter
  • 2000-2002, Management Board Member, RICS Urban Regeneration Forum
  • 1994-2002, Member, RICS Urban Regeneration Forum
  • 1994-2001, Member, RICS Surveying Courses Board
  • 1999-2002, External Examiner, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Property Studies, Berufsakademie Stuttgart
  • 1999-2002, External Examiner, BSc (Hons) Urban Estate Management BSc (Hons) Leisure Development, University of Westminster