Links in square brackets point to the published version of record. An “Open Access Pre-print” is a freely available draft version.

Wood, Adam. (2019) “Built Policy: School-building and Architecture as Policy Instrument”. In Journal of Education Policy. [Link] [Open Access Pre-print]

Wood, Adam. (2018) “Economies of School-building – the selling of architectural and educational futures”. In ARDETH – Architecture, Design, Theory (3). pp. 137-157. [Link – open access]

Wood, Adam. (2018) “The Politics of Post-Occupancy Evaluation: the Example of Schools”. In Alterator, S. and Deed, C. (eds) School Space and its Occupation: the conceptualisation and evaluation of innovative learning environments. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. pp. 121-134. [Link] [Open Access Pre-print]

Wood, Adam and Dyer, Emma. (2017) “Reframing Education and the Architecture of Added Value”. In Harvard Design Magazine, No. 44, September 2017. pp. 108-115. [Link]

Wood, Adam. (2017) “Selling New Learning Spaces – Flexibly Anything for the 21st Century”. In Benade, L. and Jackson, M. (eds) Transforming Education: Design, Technology, Government. Singapore: Springer. pp. 95–106. [Link] [Open Access Pre-print]

Wood, Adam. (2017) A School’s Lived Architecture: the politics and ethics of flexible learning spaces. Doctoral Thesis (PhD), Manchester Metropolitan University. [Link to pdf]

Wood, Adam. (2016) “School as Thing and Process: using scales to complexify schools”. In Singh, J., Kantara, A. and Cserző, D. (eds) Downscaling Culture: Revisiting Intercultural Communication. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. pp. 141-164. [Open Access Pre-print]

Blog Posts

See here for my posts on the Architecture and Education site. My guest posts on other blogs are listed below.

Wood, Adam. (2017) “The Elephant is the Room: Sociology and Architecture“. In The Sociological Review Blog.

Wood, Adam. (2017) “Making School Design More Ethical and Useful for Teachers“. In The BERA Blog: Research Matters.

Wood, Adam. (2017) “What do we mean when we talk about flexible spaces?“.  In the Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change Blog.

Conference Papers

(with Dr Catherine Burke) (2018) Inclusion of the Concept of “Human Spirit” as a Design Element in Past Visions of Educational Environments European Conference on Educational Research, Free University of Bolzano (September 2018)

Wood, Adam. (2018) La Scuola come Strumento di Miglioramento dello Spazio Sociale e Urbano [The School as a Means for Improving Social and Urban Space] Territori Mobilità Lavori Conference, University of Padova (February 2018)

Wood, Adam. (2017) A Problem of Spatial Fetishism: how to make school architecture more ethical and effective for teachers British Education Research Association Annual Conference, Sussex University (September 2017)

Wood, Adam. (2017) Changing Education through School-building Programmes as Policy Instruments European Conference on Educational Research, Copenhagen University (August 2017)

Wood, Adam. (2017) Spaces of Possibility: Herman Hertzberger’s architectural theory read through Amartya Sen Education through Architecture and Work on the Self?, Kunsthistorisches Institut / Max Planck Institut Florence (June 2017)

Wood, Adam. (2015) Spatial Cultures, Pedagogy and Schooling: the importance of locating the social and cultural in school architecture British Education Research Association Annual Conference, Queen’s University, Belfast (September 2015)

Wood, Adam. (2015) Show Your Working: an alternative to validity in Ethnography Education and Ethnography Conference, Oxford University (September 2015)

Wood, Adam. (2015) Why Architecture Needs a Social Ontology Social Ontology Conference, Warwick University (June 2015)

Wood, Adam. (2015) Learning from a School without Walls, Critical Spaces Conference, Kingston University (January 2015)

Wood, Adam. (2015) Multimodal Futures and the Roles of Space and Time in Making Meaning, Multimodality: Methodological Explorations Conference, Institute of Education, University College London (January 2015)


I was interviewed by Professor Neil Selwyn about architecture and education for the Meet the Education Researcher podcasts: