The Bartlett


New appointment strengthens urban design within the Bartlett

31 May 2012

Qiaojuan Wang 'Islands'

The Bartlett School of Architecture has strengthened its commitment to world-leading education and multidisciplinary research by appointing Peter Bishop as Professor of Urban Design.

The appointment comes at an exciting time for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, with the commencement of the new Bartlett Urban Design Initiative led by Professor Matthew Carmona (Bartlett School of Planning). This initiative is exploring opportunities for cross-disciplinary teaching and research in urban design, drawing together expertise from across the Faculty. The appointment of Professor Peter Bishop, with his expertise in design, planning and development, will bring important new impetus to this work.

Peter’s current role as a Director at Allies and Morrison Urban Practitioners reinforces the Bartlett School of Architecture’s already close relationship with industry. His expertise will be instrumental in developing the MArch Urban Design programme as well as exploring the opportunities for cross-faculty research collaboration.

Peter said of the appointment:

“The Bartlett has a reputation for being one of the top architectural schools in one of the top universities in the world. Its location in the centre of London makes it distinctly attractive as a place to study and opens up the opportunity for the school and its students to work with some of the best practitioners in their fields. I look forward to helping develop the Urban Design course to take advantage of this unique position in London’s creative environment.”

Peter will take up the position on 1 June.