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UW Mahlum Endowed Lecturer, USA – Alan Dunlop, gm+ad architects

Apr 13, 2010

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“God made paper for drawing architecture on. Everything else is a misuse of paper”
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Mahlum Endowment Lecture, Seattle
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Mahlum Endowment Lecture

Alan Dunlop will talk about on his passion for hand drawing in architecture. Focusing on the inspirational drawings of great American architects and artists and present his own drawings. He will also describe the development of the multi award-winning Hazelwood school project through his drawings and photographs, from its inception to the successful conclusion.

Alan Dunlop – Bio

Alan Dunlop is a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was educated in London and at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and is the Distinguished Victor L. Regnier Visiting Chair in Architecture at Kansas State University.

In partnership with Gordon Murray, his practice has won over fifty national and international awards, including Europa Nostra; Royal Institute of British Architects Awards; the Scottish Design Awards: Grand Prix for Architecture; a Special Award from the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland; a British Construction Industry: Best Practice Award; a Designshare Honor Award and two International Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum. Hazelwood School was listed as one the top five schools of the 21st Century by Architectural Record.

He is a committed educator and is Visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. He has taught in schools of Architecture in Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow and lectured internationally. Widely published in the architectural press and in national broadsheets, he is an established commentator on Architecture, Design and Social Issues on television and radio.

Alan Dunlop is acknowledged as a gifted draughtsman and his drawings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and since 1996 at the Royal Scottish Academy. In 2008, his drawings were awarded the Royal Gold Medal in Architecture from the Royal Scottish Academy. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, the Lighthouse in Glasgow, in Europe and at the Venice Biennale.

The work of gm+ad regularly features in the architectural press and other international publications and the partnership has published two monographs; Challenging Contextualism in 2001 and Curious Rationalism in 2006.

Clyde Elevation ……….”.it is immediately apparent that the drawing itself is exquisite – a meticulous pen-and-ink recording which is old fashioned both in its careful attention to detail and in the courtesy it extends to its subject’ Isabel Allen, Editor, Architects Journal.

17 Feb 2010

Alan Dunlop : Mahlum Endowment Lecture, University of Washington

Date: 13 Apr 2010

Alan Dunlop has been confirmed as the 2010 Mahlum Endowed Lecturer at the University of Washington, Department of Architecture in the College of the Built Environments in Seattle. The College aims to provide leadership in contemporary issues of design, through innovative research, teaching and interdisciplinary collaboration. It champions architecture as a critical urban and cultural practice that integrates a complex array of social, ethical and ecological concerns.

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drawing : Alan Dunlop

The Mahlum Endowed Lecture is an annual event to stimulate excellence in architecture and aims to build on Seattle’s reputation in teaching. Professor Dunlop has a growing international reputation as architect, artist and educator and it is this mix of skill and passion that he will bring to the school.

Anne Schopf, Design Partner of Mahlum, an internationally recognised firm in Seattle and Portland says, “our intention with the Mahlum Endowed Lecture is to get great people with great ideas to talk about their work.” The Mahlum Lecturer in 2009 was Lene Tranberg of Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitektfirma.

Peter Cohan, Assistant Professor adds, “we are very excited about Alan’s visit.” The Mahlum lecturer delivers a public lecture at the University of Washington, makes a more informal talk at Mahlum’s office and engages with the students by participating in an architecture studio review. The Mahlum lecture is scheduled for the evening of April 13th.

Alan Dunlop (left) Gordon Murray (right)
Gordon Murray and Alan Dunlop
photo : joe, simple photography

Alan Dunlop says ” I am looking forward to meeting the students and faculty and am excited to be addressing the architectural community at Mahlum. I have long been an admirer of their work”

This invitation sits well with Professor Dunlop’s expanding architectural interests, which this year include his continuing commitment to the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen as a Visiting Professor, The Victor L Regnier Chair of Architecture at Kansas State University and a public lecture at the prestigious Bauhaus School in Dessau, scheduled for July 2010.

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