Alan Dunlop accepts role at Liverpool School of Architecture

Alan Dunlop
Alan Dunlop

Scottish architect Professor Alan Dunlop has been appointed as Honorary Chair in Contemporary Architectural Practice in the Liverpool School of Architecture (LSA) at the University of Liverpool.

The position will be for two years and include research, lectures and his involvement in the promotion of events for the school in Liverpool and London.

In 2014, Dunlop was appointed visiting professor in LSA with responsibility for a post graduate Master of Architecture unit. He is also a visiting professor and directs his own Master of Architecture unit at Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Robert Gordon University and runs a successful practice. His studio has won over fifty national and international awards for architecture.

Professor Dunlop said: “I am very happy to have been offered this additional position. LSA is a great school with many talented and enthusiastic students and am looking forward to the challenge. I consider it fundamental that architects in practise retain strong links with education and forge connections with students.

“Liverpool School of Architecture’s strength is that it is deeply rooted in the city and is a fundamental part of a buzzing, collegiate campus. The faculty thinks locally but has an international perspective, a view which I share and would build on in the future. The school’s stated aim of ‘understanding global context and excellent local application’ has had a profound effect on the regeneration of the city and has helped position it as an international institution.”

Head of Liverpool School of Architecture, Dr Andrew Crompton, added: “The school is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alan Dunlop as Honorary Chair in Contemporary Architectural Practice, starting September 2015. We thank Alan very much for his practical and intellectual commitment to LSA.”

The University of Liverpool is a founding member of The Russell Group which represents 24 leading UK Universities and one of six original “Red Brick” universities.

LSA was founded in 1894 and was the first institution in the UK to offer a university architecture course and to have its programmes validated by the RIBA. Many illustrious architects have been staff or graduates of the School in its 110 year history, including six Royal Gold Medallists.

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