Arthur Raymond Lyons Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Arthur Raymond Lyons

Technical Author
De Montfort University

Formerly Head of Quality, Principal Lecturer and Teacher Fellow in the School of Architecture of De Montfort University, Leicester, UK; I am now an author of books on construction materials and architecture. I am an honorary research fellow at De Montfort University, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a honorary life member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects.

Subjects: Built Environment


Dr Arthur Lyons was educated at Hawarden Grammar School in Flintshire, where as Head Boy he gained a State Scholarship and an Open Exhibition to Trinity Hall, Cambridge to study Natural Sciences. Following a year at ICI Fibres at Pontypool, he undertook a Masters Degree at Warwick University followed by a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Leicester. He commenced his teaching career in the School of Architecture and Surveying  at Thames Polytechnic, followed by the Leicester School of Architecture - De Montfort University where he studied for a Post-graduate Diploma in Architectural Building Conservation. He was awarded a Principal Lectureship and subsequently appointed as Teacher Fellow and Head of Quality in the Faculty of Art & Design. HIs teaching encompassed computer-aided design and construction materials. In 1993, Arthur Lyons was honoured with life membership of the Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects for services to architects and architecture and is currently the only holder of this prestigious award. He trained as a QAA Institutional Auditor for universities and collaborative provision, and was elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2007. Arthur Lyons now author books on construction materials and architecture. He is married with two daughters living in Perth, Australia and London respectively. He has three grandchildren.


    University of Cambridge BA (Hons) 1964, MA 1968
    University of Warwick, MSc Molecular Sciences 1967
    University of Leicester, PhD Polymer Science 1970
    De Montfort University, Post Grad Dip Arch Cons 1978

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Construction materials and energy saving building components.
    Energy efficient and sustainable architectural design.
    Authoring of texts related to building materials and architectural design.

Personal Interests

    My main interests are travel, technical authoring, architecture, conservation, gardening and local community activities including the village Parish Council.
    I designed my own barn conversion and extension and have been involved in various landscape and construction projects.



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The Architecture of the Universities of Leicester

By: Arthur Raymond Lyons
Subjects: Built Environment

The Architecture of the Universities of Leicester describes the buildings of the University of Leicester and De Montfort University within the city and environs of Leicester.

The text describes the development of the two universities and their historic links. All key buildings and pending developments are highly illustrated in colour. The book incorporates forewords by the Vice-Chancellors of both universities.

Published November 2020

ISBN 9781910181812

Materials for Architects and Builders - Sixth Edition - 2020

By: Arthur Raymond Lyons
Subjects: Built Environment

Materials for Architects and Bulders provides a clear and concise introduction to the broad range of materials used within the construction industry and covers the essential details of their manufacture, key physical properties, specification and uses.

The book is well illustrated with a full range of colour images from around the world illustrating typical use of the materials wihin high quality buildings.