14th October 2003




The University of Lincoln is continuing in its mission to recruit top-class academics with the appointment of Professor John Chilton as Professor of Architectural Structures.


Professor Chilton has joined the university’s new Lincoln School of Architecture from the University of Nottingham, where he was Reader in Architectural Structures.


He is the author of two books and has contributed chapters and sections to a number of others. He is also the author or co-author of almost 90 journals, conference papers and other publications.


At present Professor Chilton is conducting historical and analytical research into the work and philosophy of designers of spatial structures.  He has 10 years of funded links with the University of Bio Bio in Concepcion, Chile, in the areas of timber structures and sustainable construction.


Since March 2001 he has been scientific co-ordinator for TensiNet, the communication network for tensile structures in Europe funded by the European Union.


“I took up my position at Lincoln because I felt that the move of the School of Architecture from Hull to Lincoln presented an unique opportunity and challenge for me to be involved from the start in the development of what is effectively a new school,” said Professor Chilton.


“My primary aim is to build on the strengths of the existing school, the opportunities presented by the appointment of new staff and the excellent facilities of the new building to create an architecture school of exceptional quality and distinction in teaching, research and scholarship.”


The Lincoln School of Architecture will be officially opened on 31st October 2003 by Sir Howard Newby, Chief Executive of HEFCE, the Higher Education Funding Council for England.


Rick Mather, who designed the £10 million building, will speak to an invited audience including architects, students and staff on the same day.


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For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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