Mr Alan Chandler
Reader in Architecture, Research leader for Architecture and the Built Environment, School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)
Place Production Group
Teaching and researching the interface between materials, social practice and design, with particular emphasis on the political role of cultural heritage in the remaking of cities.
Research leader for Architecture and the Built Environment, Leader in technical integration, Heritage theory lecturer.
Devised and validated the MA Architecture and Urbanism (Computational Architecture, Sustainability, Urban design, Heritage and Practice)
Devised and validated the MRes Architecture – Reading the Neoliberal City, taught by Anna Minton and Dr Douglas Spencer
Current supervision of four PhD Students
REF 2014 and REF 2020 Architecture + Built Environment UoA16 leader
(45% of research outputs in the REF 2014 submission rated at 3* and 4*)
RAE 2008 Art and Design – Category A researcher, 4 submissions
External Examiner at Edinburgh University MA Material Practice 2015-2018
Previous teaching experience at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith’s College of Art, Cambridge University, Edinburgh University and the CASS.
Member of the RIBA Conservation Committee (Education Adviser) 2012-present
Member of the RIBA Professional Education Committee 2009-2013
Member of the RIBA/ARB Validation panel for UK Schools 2006-2009
Architects Registration Board Lead examiner 2008-2012
arts lettres techniques architect 1999 to present, Company Director
SH Architects 1993-2001, Company Director
RIBA Conservation Register assessor since the inception of the register
London Borough of Hackney Design Advisory Panel member 2008-2012
External Examiner, Edinburgh University 2015-2018
Reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council
Reviewer for 'Charrette' journal of architecture
Reviewer for RIBA Publications
Exhibitor, lecturer and panel member of the Courtauld Institute ‘East Wing Biennial’, site-specific installations: ‘The Memory of Surfaces’, February 2016
Member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the ISoFF International Conference on Fabric Forming structures, Amsterdam August 2015
Keynote Speaker at the XIX Chilean Architecture Biennale in Valparaiso, speaking on the socio-political role of Heritage in architecture, May 2015
Book Chapter ‘Building is also a verb’ in ‘Architecture- Live projects’ eds. Harris and Widder, Routledge June 2014
Co-Curator and fabricator of the ‘London-Venice’ installation on the Loggia of the Ducal Palace, St Mark’s Square, Venice during the 2014 Architecture Biennale and the 2014 London Architecture Festival, June 2014
Seminar Speaker on the restoration of the Basilica El Salvador, Santiago de Chile, Keynote Speaker at the annual conference on Patrimony, hosted by the Chilean Directorate of Monuments at the National Library in Santiago, Chile (audience and live stream via the internet and publication in 2014), November 2013
Co-organiser with Roland Karthaus of ‘The Production of Place’ International Conference, University of East London 2012
Consultant/specialist contractor for 27 tonne 1:1 fabric formed concrete prototypes for Heatherwick Studios ‘1000 Trees’ (325,000sqm building project in Shanghai, China) 2013, published in the Journal of Architecture June 2015. Consultant/specialist contractor for the building of the largest fabric formed concrete structure outside the Americas (Norfolk, UK) 2012
Keynote presentation published by Bath University - The ISoFF Fabric Formwork Conference, Bath University 2012, member of the Scientific Steering Committee.
Palacio Pereira 2012–16, First place competition entry for the restoration of a national monument commemorating the Bi-Centenary of the Chilean Republic, (with Cecilia Puga, Alberto Moletto and Paula Velasco), defining the conservation strategy, on site consolidation and repair - on site 2016
Consultant/specialist contractor for rammed concrete elements for MUF
Art/Architecture LLP installed in Altab Ali Park, London E1 2011
Consultant/specialist contractor (with Remo Pedreschi) for Paul Hensey’s Silver Gilt winning fabric formed concrete ‘Urban Garden’, Chelsea Flower Show 2009
Concept, design and co-editor of ‘Fabricformwork’, winner of the RIBA Presidents Medal commendation for university based research in 2008.
Article + cover - fabric casting techniques research for Architectural Research Quarterly, 11 pages with illustrations, Volume 8 2006.
Chapter in Material Matters Edited by Dr. Katie Lloyd-Thomas, published by Routledge, October 2006, Conference in 2003 co-organised by Chandler/Lloyd-Thomas.
Research and Practice work covered in the Architects Journal, the RIBA Journal, Building Design, Textile, The Journal of Cloth and Culture, Arquitectura Viva (Spain), the World of Interiors, Elle Interior (Norway), Vogue (British and Australian) Elle Decoration (British), Bolig Magasinet (Denmark) Telegraph Magazine, AD Magazine (El Mercurio – Chile), Concrete Elegance II – ‘Fabric Formwork’, Architects Journal, RIBA Journal, FX Magazine, Building Design, Architectura Viva, Journal of Garden Design, ‘Concrete: A Studio Guide’ (Stacey 2012)
Lectures: Bath, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Brighton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, London, Loughborough, Oxford, Santiago, Valparaiso, Winnipeg.
Masterplanner with C+S Architects of the heritage assets of the River Brenta, Veneto, Italy for the Director General of the Ministry of Culture, 2016
Designer and presenter of the RIBA Conservation workshops visiting ten UK schools of Architecture in 2016-2017, beginning with Bath University in November 2016.
Research on William Morris and the politics of craft within a contemporary urban context.
Editor with Remo Pedreschi of "fabricformwork", 100 page full colour book published by RIBA Publications, December 2007
Bolig Magasinet (Denmark) October 2002 p52-59 9 illustrations
Vogue (Australia) January 2001 p135-142 9 illustrations
Book: Stil – Stockholm, Malmo, Kopenhamn, London, Paris, Milano, Publisher: Richters Forlag AB, Malmo Sweden, published Denmark 2004 Authors: Hans Rooth &; Lage Stone, ISBN no. 91 7715 394 4. Pages 44-49 and 102 – 109 with 19 colour photographs of built work.
Outputs Book : title - Fabricformwork, 100 pages full colour A4 format devised, co-written and edited by Alan Chandler, including contributing papers by from Dr Remo Pedreschi, Fiona McLachlan, Katie Lloyd Thomas, Ilona Hay and Daniel Lee
Refereed Journal: Architectural Research Quarterly Vol 8, numbers 3/4, Cover and pages 204 - 214 inclusive
Essay of 4000 words with 12 illustrations for the book 'Material Matters', Editor Katie Lloyd-Thomas. Co-author status: Sole author of eaasy. Other Relevant Details: Published by Routledge January 2007.
Article + cover on Innovative casting techniques research for Architectural Research Quarterly, 11 pages with illustrations, Volume 8 published 2006.
Book article: Concrete Elegance Two, written by David Bennett, 2 page introductory images, p29-34 inclusive Co-author status: Co-written by D. Bennett. Other Relevant Details: Published by RIBA Publications December 2006
An Illustrated article in the journal of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings vol. 25, no. 3 2004 p10-11, 3 colour illustrations.
Chapter of 4000+ words with approx. 10 illustrations for the book of the Material Matters Conference (2004), Edited by Katie Lloyd-Thomas, published by Routledge October 2006.
Architects Journal May 2007
illustrations RIBA Journal May 2007 p 66-70 illustrations
World of Interiors (British) January 2006
Elle Interior (Norway) August 2005 p94-101 11 illustrations
Journal of Architecture vol. 20 no.3 June 2015 - Fabricformwork Prototype to Typology
Direzione dei Beni Culturali del Veneto
Technical adviser BSc Architecture (Part I)