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Professor Christoph Lindner takes up post as Dean of The Bartlett

29 August 2019

Professor Christoph Lindner takes up post as Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment this week.

Professor Christoph Lindner, new Dean of The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, standing in the large exhibition space in 22 Gordon Street, London

Professor Lindner becomes the faculty’s 14th Dean in the year that it marks its 100th anniversary and tops the renowned QS Subject World Rankings as the best Architecture and Built Environment faculty in the world.

Following a worldwide search and a competitive interview process, Professor Lindner’s appointment was announced in March 2019.

Professor Michael Arthur, UCL’s President and Provost, said: “We are delighted to welcome Christoph as the incoming Dean at this important time for the faculty. In recent years, the Bartlett has grown to become the most comprehensive built environment faculty in the world, recognised for the quality of its research, teaching and external engagement. It has the capacity to profoundly shape the way people around the world perceive and interact with the built environment.”

Professor Lindner is renowned for his research in the areas of globalisation and gentrification, brutalist architecture, creative urbanism, and the rise of elevated parks in postindustrial cities. He joins The Bartlett from the College of Design at the University of Oregon, where he held the position of Professor and Dean.

Upon his appointment he said:

The Bartlett is unique for bringing together the most radical and advanced thinking on all aspects of the built environment. It is an exciting time for the faculty which has just been ranked as the top institution in the world for architecture and built environment subject and is celebrating the centenary of The Bartlett name. I am thrilled and energised to be joining an innovative academic community committed to shaping a fairer and more prosperous future for cities and societies across the world.

Professor Lindner will be tasked with leading key future objectives for the school, including encouraging and supporting cross-disciplinary practice, maximising opportunities for cross-disciplinary work at Here East, playing a key role in UCL East, and a focus on equality, diversity and inclusion.

From September to December The Bartlett will continue Bartlett 100 celebrations with a range of events and the launch of our findings from The Next 100 Years exhibition that took place earlier this year.