|University College London|
|Dean||Prof Alan Penn|
|Location||Bloomsbury, Central London, England
The Bartlett is the Faculty of the Built Environment of University College London (UCL) and one of UCL's 11 constituent faculties. University College London created the 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 home to The Bartlett School of Architecture, one of the most prestigious and competitive architecture schools in the world, ranking 2nd in the world in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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 and Michael Batty, 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.
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.
Development Planning Unit (DPU)
Professor Julio D. Davila is the current Director of The Bartlett's Development Planning Unit (DPU) having been appointed in August 2012. The DPU focuses on the importance of sustainable and socially just planning and policy in development, particularly in the global south. It originally began as the Department of Tropical Architecture at the Architectural Association in 1954, and moved to UCL in 1971. The DPU's first Director was Professor Otto Königsberger. Subsequent directors are: Professor Colin Rosser, Professor Nigel Harris, Professor Patrick Wakely, Babar Mumtaz and Caren Levy.
School of Construction & Project Management
Dr. Andrew Edkins is currently Director of the School of Construction & Project Management. Current school professors are Professor Peter Morris (Construction and Project Management), Professor Michelle Baddeley (Economics and Finance of the Built Environment), Professor Andrew Davies (Management of Projects) and Professor Jim Meikle (Economics of the Construction Sector).
Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER) is constituted of the UCL Energy Institute, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage.
- Sir Patrick Abercrombie
- Michael Batty CBE FRS FBA
- Iain Borden, Professor of Architecture & Urban Culture
- Sir Peter Cook
- 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
- Otto Königsberger, Professor at the Development Planning Unit (DPU)
- CJ Lim, Professor of Architecture & Urbanism
- Frank Gehry, Professor of Good Design
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