The Bartlett School of Architecture Welcomes New Director Amy Kulper
22 September 2022
The school’s new director joined on 01 September and takes over from Professor Jacqui Glass, who has acted as Interim Director since June.
Professor Amy Kulper was announced as the school’s new director in March. She took up her post this month, though she was also able to visit the school during the summer, attending the Bartlett Summer Show and meeting staff and graduating students.
She took up the role after an extensive international search, with a mission of overseeing ongoing transformation at The Bartlett School of Architecture and leading its 2000-strong community through new ways of seeing and delivering architectural education and shaping the future of the industry, embracing fluency and expertise in racial, social, and environmental justice and decoloniality.
Prof Kulper joins the school from Rhode Island School of Design, where she was Head of Architecture and shaped contemporary architectural thought. She is an architectural educator, administrator and innovator, whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of history, theory, criticism and design. Amy has also taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Southern California Institute for Architecture (SCI_Arc), and the University of Michigan, where she was an associate professor with tenure and four-time recipient of the Donna M. Salzer Award for teaching excellence.
She co-chaired the 2019 ACSA national conference Black Box: Articulating Architecture’s Core in the Post-Digital Era, co-curating the accompanying exhibition, Drawing for the Design Imaginary at the Carnegie-Mellon Museum. More recently she co-curated Drawing Attention: The Digital Culture of Contemporary Architectural Drawings, a group exhibition at Roca Gallery in London.
Amy’s scholarly work has been published in edited volumes and journals including the Journal of Architecture, The Architectural Review, Log, Architecture and Culture, arq: Architectural Research Quarterly, and Candide. From 2011 to 2017, she served as the Design Editor for the Journal of Architectural Education, receiving the ACSA Distinguished Service Award for her work in transforming the design content of the journal.
“I am delighted to join the community at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In my twenty-five years in higher education, the BSA has always been an innovative leader in the field. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to leverage this innovative spirit to address the myriad challenges of contemporary architectural practice and pedagogy."I am delighted to join the community at the Bartlett School of Architecture. In my twenty-five years in higher education, The Bartlett School of Architecture has always been an innovative leader in the field. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to leverage this innovative spirit to address the myriad challenges of contemporary architectural practice and pedagogy."
– Prof Amy Kulper
Professor Jacqui Glass returns to her role at The Bartlett Faculty as Vice Dean of Research.