|Founder||Sir Herbert Bartlett|
|University College London (UCL)|
|Dean||Prof Alan Penn|
Bloomsbury, Central London, England|
The UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment (The Bartlett) is the Faculty of the Built Environment of University College London (UCL). It is home to The Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, one of the most prestigious and competitive architecture and urban planning schools in the world, ranking 2nd in the world from 2015 through to 2018 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
University College London created its first chair of architecture in 1841, making The Bartlett the first architecture and built environment school established in the UK. The school is named after the original benefactor, Sir Herbert Bartlett. It is currently one of UCL's 11 constituent faculties. The school has two London sites, 22 Gordon Street in Bloomsbury and Here East at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment is the UK's largest and leading multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, covering architecture, planning, construction and project management, development planning and environmental design as well as many other specialist fields. It is particularly well known for its architecture and planning schools following the leadership of Sir Peter Cook and Sir Peter Hall respectively in the 1990s. The faculty undertakes research in the built environment, and is known for developing the space syntax theory.
School of Architecture
In 2011 the university appointed Frédéric Migayrou as the new Bartlett Professor of Architecture. Current professors also include Iain Borden (Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture), Mario Carpo (Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory), Nat Chard (Professor of Experimental Architecture), Adrian Forty (Professor of Architectural History), Murray Fraser (Architecture & Global Culture), Stephen Gage (Professor of Architecture & Innovative Technology), Christine Hawley (Professor of Architectural Studies), Jonathan Hill (Professor of Architecture & Visual Theory), CJ Lim (Professor of Architecture & Urbanism) and Jane Rendell (Professor of Architecture & Art). The Director of the School of Architecture is Bob Sheil, Professor of Architecture and Design through Production.
The Bartlett School of Architecture courses are validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The school has been rated by the Architects' Journal as the best architecture school in the UK for the past 11 years, and consistently ranks in the top in the Guardian university league tables for architecture.
School of Planning
In 2011 Fulong Wu was appointed as Bartlett Professor of Planning. There have been a succession of eminent Bartlett Professors of Planning at UCL including Stanley Adshead, Sir Patrick Abercrombie, Lord William Holford, Lord Richard Llewelyn-Davies, Gerald Smart, Sir Peter Hall, Michael Batty and Matthew Carmona, all of whom have been associated with planning and cities in Britain and elsewhere. Sir Patrick Geddes, the father of town planning, studied physiology at the College in the late 1870s.
Development Planning Unit
Founded in 1954 by Otto Königsberger, The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU) conducts world-leading research and postgraduate teaching that helps to build the capacity of national governments, local authorities, NGOs, aid agencies and businesses working towards socially just and sustainable development in the global south. It runs a doctoral research programme leading to the award of PhD, six one-year Masters Degree courses and a professional Postgraduate Diploma. The current Head of the DPU is Professor Julio Davila, and the previous one was Professor Caren Levy.
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
The Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) was set up in 1995 by the first Director Michael Batty who is now the Chair. The current Director is Andy Hudson-Smith. The Centre specialises in the application of new technologies to cities and regions and its current focus is on smart cities. It has introduced a new masters program in smart cities.
School of Construction & Project Management
D'Maris Coffman (Professor of Economics and Finance of the Built Environment) is Director of the School of Construction & Project Management. BSCPM has expanded considerably in recent years and now has seven professors in addition to Professor Coffman: Andy Davies (Professor in the Management of Projects), Andrew Edkins (Professor of the Management of Complex Projects and Director of the Bartlett Real Estate Institute), Peter Hansford (part-time Professor of Construction and Infrastructure Policy), Jim Meikle (part-time Professor of the Economics of the Construction Sector), Peter Morris (Emeritus Professor of Construction and Project Management), Stephen Pryke (Professor of Supply Chain and Project Networks), Hedley Smyth (Professor of Project Enterprises), with Professor Jacqueline Glass (Professor of Construction and Project Management) to join in July 2018.
- Sir Patrick Abercrombie
- Michael Batty CBE FRS FBA
- Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture
- Matthew Carmona
- Sir Peter Cook
- Hector Corfiato, Professor of Architecture (1946–59)
- Richard Llewelyn-Davies, Baron Llewelyn-Davies, Professor of Architecture (1960 to 1969), Professor of Urban Planning and Head of the School of Environmental Studies (1970 to 1975)
- Thomas Leverton Donaldson, first Professor of Architecture at UCL
- Adrian Forty, Professor of Architectural History
- Sir Peter Hall FBA
- Nigel Harris, Emeritus Professor of the Economy of the City
- Jonathan Hill, Professor of Architecture and Visual Theory
- Jane Rendell, Professor of Architecture and Art
- Otto Königsberger, Professor at the Development Planning Unit (DPU)
- CJ Lim, Professor of Architecture & Urbanism
- Frank Gehry, Professor of Good Design
- Henrietta Moore, Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)
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