The Bartlett School of Architecture


New Acting Director for The Bartlett School of Architecture

10 January 2020

Barbara Campbell-Lange at work in her studio

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL is delighted to announce that Barbara Campbell-Lange has been appointed Acting Director of School until September 2020, to cover a research sabbatical for the current Director, Professor Bob Sheil.

It is an honour and complete pleasure to temporarily care for The Bartlett 

School of Architecture. This school, its students and its staff, combine the 

finest minds with a spirit of generosity, experimentation and endeavour that is 

a privilege to engage with.

I will continue Bob Sheil’s outstanding work in support of equality, autonomy, integrity and sustainability through collaborative engagement both within and beyond the world of academia, and encourage less-heard voices to join our design conversations.

Our commitment to the ethos of Architecture Education Declares, alongside 

increased access to higher education via The Bartlett Promise is absolute.

About Barbara Campbell-Lange

Barbara is an architect and educator. Having studied at The Bartlett, the Architectural Association, Cooper Union New York and Cambridge University, Barbara has worked in both public and private sectors, for the construction industry, engineering and architecture professions, including a handful of RIBA Gold Medallists. She has contributed to a number of books, notably An Engineer Imagines by Peter Rice, has written about the city of Paris, Los Angeles architect John Lautner, alongside many short texts for diverse international publications.

Since 1989, Barbara has integrated different forms of practice with teaching and examining at schools of architecture across Europe and America, co-founding Rotamap in London 2002, a company that provides software-as-a-service to public hospitals and which becomes employee-owned this year. From 2009-16 she explored teaching-as-research at the Architectural Association, first as a Unit Master, then as Deputy Academic Head and Head of Teaching. Since 2007 she has supervised Fine Art research at the Royal College of Art, working with PhD candidates in Painting and Photography.

Barbara returned to The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2017, was appointed Acting Co-Director of Architecture MArch in 2018, and became Director of Education in 2019.

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