Mar 14th 2019

MURRAY FRASER: A World of Architectural History

Monday, April 8, 2019

Murray Fraser: A World of Architectural History
6 p.m. | S. R. Crown Hall, Center Core

Murray Fraser, British architect and professor at the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, will be presenting his lecture “A World of Architectural History” at S. R. Crown Hall in the center core on April 8. Though Fraser has enjoyed a career as a practicing architect, currently he is focusing his efforts in academia, acting as both professor of architecture and global culture as well as vice dean of research at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. In 2018 he was given the Royal Institute of British Architects Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education in recognition of his achievements as an educator.

Fraser has published heavily both on architectural design and architectural history, and his work often bridges the gap between these two areas. That is reflected both in his book, Design Research in Architecture, as well as in his collaboration with the Palestinian Regeneration Team, an organization dedicated to addressing social, environmental, and cultural issues in architecture in the Gaza Strip and West Bank regions. Additionally, Fraser serves as the editor for the 21st edition of Sir Banister Fletcher's Global History of Architecture, a thorough revision of the essential tome of architectural history.