Alex Dickie

Associate Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

Courses taught: Architecture

Alex's professional career has developed from small scale and interior architecture at practices like Ab Rogers Design to becoming a Maker at Heatherwick Studio, before setting up his own making studio Oban CNC in the summer of 2020.
Oban CNC


After completing his BA in Architecture at the University of Westminster, Alex continued his studies gaining his MA in Architecture at the Royal College of Art. His thesis focused on material and making and their relationship to architectural practice – specifically, questioning why the implementation of digital fabrication is often reduced to purely a process, devoid of cultural and historical context. And how can established modes of craft inform emerging fabrication technologies?



  • MA RCA Architecture, Royal College of Art
  • BA (Hons) Architecture, University of Westminster