Although Gordon has been very involved with UDSU for several years, as a guest lecturer, resource on Public Housing in Glasgow and as a regular member of review panels, he officially joins the team in 2012 as a PhD researcher.

Gordon studied architecture at the University of Edinburgh and Oxford Polytechnic and qualified as an architect in 1988. After working in private practice he moved to social housing as a development officer. He later worked for Scottish Homes, the national housing agency and for the Glasgow City Council, in different roles. He is currently the Development Manager at the Glasgow Housing Association, working on new build and regeneration programmes.

Gordon's research will encompass the practical application of the principles of Plot- Based Urbanism and how those principles relate to the process of physical change in the regeneration of Glasgow, housing as a component of regeneration and the satisfaction of human needs in the long term.