Bea Martin is a qualified British architect, writer and artist, and a Senior Lecturer in Architecture. Bea is currently the Inscriptive Practices and Future Processes Lead.

Prior joining the MSA, Bea taught at University of Huddersfield, where she is also the BA (Hons) Architecture (Part 1) programme leader, at Birmingham City University and University of California at Berkeley.

As a practitioner, her technical and design experience in office, spans over fifteen years, working for a variety of architectural practices in London, such as Richard Rogers and Partners. She is also the founder of Speculative Assemblies, an experimental design lab exploring the visual construct in architecture. In her role as a visual theorist, the focus is on a conceptual investigation, digital and analogue, of the apparatus of drawing, the challenging boundary of drawing as a work of art, research that is both architectural and artistic but never an end in itself. Her work questions and reiterates the mission of drawing through continuous research, intense interrogation, and devotion to craft.

Academic and professional qualifications

PhD (ongoing) MArch MA/Dip Arch/Urban Planning


Journal Articles

Martin, B., 2023. 'Carto(graphie)s of disquiet: a geometric dis/assemble and re-assemble of mental space', Design Ecologies, 12 (1), pp. 79-105.

Gomes-Martin, B., 2020. 'Topo[graphies] of the Un/conscious', Architecture Image Studies.