RASA invites 7 leading international researchers to Copenhagen
A 1 million kroner grant from the VILLUM FOUNDATION makes it possible for the School of Architecture to invite 7 leading international visiting researchers to Copenhagen via the VELUX Visiting Professor Programme.
The 7 VELUX visiting professors who will be associated with the School of Architecture in 2011-12 are:
- Bijoy Jain, Indian star architect and founder of Studio Mumbai. Jain is known, among other things, for testing design ideas in full scale in his own research laboratory.
- Takaharu and Yui Tezuka from the Japanese company Tezuka Architects. Their specialty is inclusive design and sustainable architecture.
- Azam Khan, Head of the Environment & Ergonomics Research Group at Autodesk, Toronto, the world's largest developer of Computer Aided Design Environments.
- Robert Nijsse, Professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Nijsse is one of Europe's leading engineers and he has played a very significant role in the development of glass as a load-bearing structure.
- Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajima from the Bow-Wow drawing office. The couple have specialised in the development of new urban housing forms and sustainable urban renewal with a particular focus on the identity of the place.
Rector Sven Felding says: “I am very pleased that the financial support from the VILLUM FOUNDATION will enable the School of Architecture to invite seven very prominent visiting professors to contribute to the architectural programme at Master's and PhD level. Visiting professors are an important element in the expansion of the School of Architecture's international research network, and we are very much looking forward to inspiring collaboration that will benefit researchers and students alike.
The objective of the VELUX Visiting Professor Programme is to strengthen research and teaching at institutions of higher learning by injecting international experience and knowledge into their research environments and by contributing to the establishment of research networks and teaching programmes.
For further information, please contact the Research Administration at the School of Architecture: Kirsten Kuhn Iversen, tel.: +45 3268 6021, email: Kirsten.Kuhn@karch.dk