Image of Dominic Wilkinson

Dominic Wilkinson

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

An award winning Architect, Urban Designer, researcher and Principal Lecturer, I joined LJMU in 2011 having worked in practice and academia in the North West.


1995, Manchester University, United Kingdom, MA Urban Design & Regeneration
1990, Liverpool University, United Kingdom, BArch (Hons) Architecture
1987, Birmingham Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Architecture

Academic appointments

Principal Lecturer in Architecture, Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present

Highlighted publications

Wilkinson D, Crompton A. 2020. F X Velarde Harwood E. Liverpool University Press. Liverpool 978-1-78962-814-2 Publisher Url

Journal article

Wilkinson DE. 2022. Developments in Style: The Liverpool Churches of F X Velarde Jackson I. Journal of Liverpool History Society, Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson DE. 2021. Transport of delight Croft C. The magazine of the Twentieth Century Society, Public Url

Wilkinson DE. 2019. Civic Architecture and the Municipal Estate Lynch P. Journal of Civic Architecture, Publisher Url Public Url

Crompton A, Wilkinson DE. 2019. F. X. Velarde, an English Expressionist Temple N. The Journal of Architecture, 24 :325-339 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson DE. 2009. 'A' magazine client guide to using an architect A Magazine,

Wilkinson DE. 2008. Critics Choice, Architects Journal, 228 :46-47

Books (authored)

Wilkinson D, Crompton A. 2020. F X Velarde Harwood E. Liverpool University Press. Liverpool 978-1-78962-814-2 Publisher Url

Wilkinson DE. 2017. A New Cathedral 1960 :1-52 Liverpool John Moores University. Liverpool 978-0-9929231-4-3


Wilkinson D. 2020. My C20 detail Croft C. My C20 Detail Looking closely at 20th century architecture and design :38-39 Twentieth Century Society. London 978-1-8382980-0-5

Conference publication

Wilkinson DE. 2014. How Big is My Garden? The morphological impact of density regulations upon garden size. Oliveira V, Pinho P, Batista L and Patatas T (eds.) (2014) Our common future in Urban, 21st International Seminar on Urban Form :220-220

Wilkinson DE. 2012. TRANSFORMATION THROUGH RE-USE regeneration in Liverpool city centre through adaption of the historic built fabric. 3rd International Conference on the Constructed Environment

Wilkinson DE. Comparative study of two Liverpool squares Making Livable Spaces

Wilkinson DE. The Significance of the former Bryant & May Match Factory, Garston, Liverpool 2006, The Second International Congress on Construction History 3 :3357-3377

Wilkinson DE. Litergical developments in the work of Frances Xavier Valarde Modern Catholic Space

Wilkinson DE. Eighteen English Towns Revisited: a review of the impact of 30 years of development upon Alec Clifton-Taylor’s series of English market towns. 2nd International Conference "Changing Cities


Wilkinson DE. A New Cathedral 1960

Schofield J, Duffy T, Wilcox M, Embery E, Krysa J, Leaper H, Roberts E, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson D, Liu C, Roughley M, Pollier P. Fanchon Fröhlich: The Wrong Sex (2023) at Exhibition Research Lab, 17/02/2023-14/05/2023 Publisher Url

External committees:

Project Advisory Board, Tate Liverpool, member. 2024

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Art & Design Advisory Committee, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Member. 2022

Association of Architectural Educators stearing committee, Association of Architectural Educators, member. 2011

Liverpool Architectural Society Council, Liverpool Architectural Society, President. 2011

North West RIBA education committee, North West region RIBA, chair. 2006

RIBA national education committee, RIBA, member. 2006

Other invited event:

Guided tour of the Modernist buildings of Liverpool city centre, Liverpool, A series of two guided walks through the Modernist landmarks of central Liverpool as part of the inaugural Liverpool Architecture Festival. 2021

The churches of F X Velarde, Online, Invited lecture on the work of F X Velarde for the Historic Chapels Trust. 2021

Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral: Conceived in the round, Online, Invited lecture on the work of artists and sculptors within Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.. 2021

The churches of F X Velarde, Online, Invited lecture for C20 Society on the churches of F X Velarde to coincide with the publication of the new book on his work.. 2020

seminar, Lighthouse Architecture centre, Glasgow, presentation to public audience of paper on Transitions in the Work of F X Velarde. Co-presenters from Glasgow school of Art and Royal Commision for Historic Monuments Scotland. 2012

External collaboration:

Hilbre Centre for Art, Science & Sustainability, British Art & Design Association Hilbre Bird Observatory Friends of Hilbre. 2020

Research Grants Awarded:

Heritage Lottery Fund, A New Cathedral 1960, Grant value (£): £9900, Duration of research project: 4 months. 2017

Paul Mellon Foundation, F. X. Velarde: The modern European church, A. Crompton, Grant value (£): £1913, Duration of research project: 18 months. 2015

Membership of professional bodies:

Coordinator, Liverpool Modernist Society. 2015

President Liverpool Architectural Society, Liverpool Architectural Society. 2011

Chair, RIBA North West education committee, Royal Institute of British Architects. 2006


Manchester Socity of Architects, Building of the Year 2011, Manchester Society of Architects. 2011

RIBA regional award Stockport College workshops currently shortlisted (Austin Smith Lord Architects), RIBA. 2011

Silver in education building category, Roses Design Award for Tom Reilly Building (Austin Smith Lord)., Roses Design. 2010

Civic Trust award, Match Factory, Garston, Liverpool (ShedKM Architects), Civic Trust. 2002

RIBA regional award, Match Factory, Garston, Liverpool (ShedKM Architects), RIBA. 2002

Media Coverage:

Liverpool Daily Post article in reply to criticism of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral by CNN