World-renowned Architect Will Alsop OBE RA has been appointed Professor of Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).
Alsop, who has designed and built influential and inspirational buildings in the UK and around the world, will join the teaching staff at UCA Canterbury School of Architecture from September 2013 and will work with undergraduate and postgraduate students and staff on a variety of projects and initiatives.
In a career spanning 40 years, Will Alsop??s buildings have generated critical acclaim internationally and are characterised by a consistent desire to create moments of delight and colour in the city.
His most celebrated projects include Le Grand Bleu in Marseilles, the Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre, the Sharp Centre for Design at the Ontario College of Art & Design and the Peckham Library which won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in 2000.
Will Alsop said: “I’m very excited about taking up this role at UCA, having got to know and like the School, its staff and students in recent years, especially as the Architecture students are working alongside Fine Artists at the UCA Canterbury campus – exactly as it should be.’
Professor Alsop will work across the School of Architecture, which this year celebrates 60 years of professional validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects, focusing on the School??s growing postgraduate community and including its Master of Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2).