Course Leader

Tom Ebdon joined Falmouth University in 2014 to head up the new BA(Hons) Architecture course. Alongside his work at Falmouth University he is the Director of Tom Ebdon Architects. The practice is defined by designing through making, enjoying the intricacies and challenges of building to bespoke situations on tight budgets, with an in-depth knowledge of current sustainable thinking. Tom Ebdon Architects work is engaged at many different scales, working in both the public and private sector. 

Tom was formally a design fellow at the University of Cambridge and has been an invited critic at the Bartlett & Brighton University. He has given lectures internationally in the US, Russia and Mauritius.

Tom Ebdon draws on a wealth of design and construction knowledge gained whilst working for award winning architects Simon Conder Associates and Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. He has experience ranging from the very small, hand crafted and hand built projects through to multi-million pound schemes.

External Links

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Contact details

Telephone 01326 259240



Year Qualification Awarding body
1999 BA (Hons) Architecture The Manchester School of Architecture
2003 Dip Arch The Bartlett, University College London
2005 Certificate in Professional Practice and Management - RIBA Part III The Bartlett, University College London

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

Tom Ebdon Architects is an architects practice established around the model of a close inter-working relationship between practice and academia. Architectural education can all too often become isolated from the work of an Architect in practice. We seek to engage and involve at all stages of the design process and crucially carry this process through into the making and realisation of a project. 

Research Topics

  • Architecture
  • Engagement
  • Materials
  • Social change

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

Report or Working Paper

Carr, Toby (2020) Centre for life on Scilly: Reflections on a collaborative live project with BA(hons) Architecture. Project Report. UNSPECIFIED.

Conference or Workshop Item

Crow, Frances (2016) Connected Communities: Creative Placemaking, Penzance. In: Creative Placemaking, 9 June 2016, The Exchange, Penzance, UK.
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Areas of teaching

  • Architecture

Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Architecture

Business Engagement

Business start ups

Tom Ebdon Architects Ltd

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Architects Registration Board