5th February 2004

 

UNIVERSITY GETS NEW HEAD OF ARCHITECTURE

 

It’s all change at the top at the University of Lincoln’s School of Architecture.

 

Professor John Chilton has assumed the new role as head of the school after taking over the reins from Professor Derek Cottrell.

 

He will retain the role for at least three years as part of a planned rotation of the headship of the school between himself and Professor Cottrell.

 

Professor Cottrell will use the next three years to focus on his research role establishing a cross disciplinary research grouping in urban design. 

 

He will also continue with his teaching responsibilities and will help to develop links with external professional bodies. 

 

Professor Chilton was Reader in Architectural Structures at the University of Nottingham before he joined the University of Lincoln last September as Professor of Architectural Structures.

 

As head of the Lincoln School of Architecture he will mainly focus on the day-to-day running of the school, but he will also continue with the development of the school’s research strategy and his teaching.

 

“The Lincoln School of Architecture has the ambition to become one of the leading architecture schools nationally and internationally,” said Professor Chilton.

 

“We have created a strong, enthusiastic, committed and professional team dedicated to quality teaching and keen to engage with the school’s aim of excellence in research and scholarship.”

 

Professor Chilton 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.

 

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.

 

 

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