New appointments at the Bartlett School of Architecture
19 January 2011
The UCL Provost has
appointed Mssr. Frédéric Migayrou as the new Bartlett Professor of
Previously held by Thomas Leverton Donaldson, co-founder of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Reyner Banham and most recently, Sir Peter Cook, this prestigious appointment presents the opportunity for the Bartlett School of Architecture to redefine architectural education and research for a new generation.
Professor Migayrou is a historian, author and one of the most influential cultural
engineers of the contemporary international architectural scene. He was an
Advisor for the French Ministry of Culture, and during his time as director of
the Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) he assembled one of the most
remarkable collections of contemporary architecture in the world. His authored
publications include ‘Architectures Non Standard’, ‘De Stijl (1917-1931)’, and
the extraordinary monograph of Claude Parent.
Professor Migayrou’s appointment at the Bartlett starts in March 2011, and will be held concurrently with his role as Director of Centre de Création Industrielle, and Deputy Director at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
The Provost is pleased to also announce the appointment of Professor Murray
Fraser to a Personal Chair at UCL in the Bartlett. Murray Fraser has previously
taught at Oxford Brookes and Westminster, and is well known for having tutored
many prize-winning students in both design and architectural history and theory
in the RIBA President’s Medals and other competitions. Meanwhile his own
writing on cross-cultural influences and globalisation is widely acclaimed, as
is his work on the Archigram Archival Project.
He is currently developing the role of architecture and urban design in
conflict resolution in Palestine. He sits on the RIBA Awards Group and is a
trustee of the RIBA Library and Drawings Collection.
Professor Alan Penn, Dean of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment at UCL, said: “I am pleased that the Bartlett has attracted such exciting appointments from a remarkably strong international field. There are few places in the world with as rich and innovative an architectural culture as London at the moment. The Bartlett is set to play its part in bringing the best of research, education and design practice to bear on the challenges faced by a rapidly urbanising planet.”
Image: Top: Wates House, Right: Frederick Migayrou
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