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Design expert takes up senior role at Lancaster University’s new School of Architecture

November 2019

A Director of the Design Museum, who helped grow the specialist institution into an award-winning museum dedicated to contemporary design and architecture, is to take up a new role at Lancaster University.  Deyan Sudjic OBE, who will become Distinguished Professor of Design and Architecture Studies at the University’s new School of Architecture, said he was looking forward to playing a part in helping Lancaster redefine the place of design in the world.

“I am excited to be joining Lancaster at an important time in its development,” said Deyan. “The University’s track record is impressive and it has ambitious plans to build on its work in design and now also architectural education and research.”

Deyan, who will step down from the Design Museum as a Director in January 2020, initiated the Designs of the Year Award in 2007 after his appointment as Director in 2006.

Sudjic was the design and architecture critic for The Observer, the Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University, Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art, and co-chair of the Urban Age Advisory Board.

In 1983, he co-founded ‘Blueprint’, a monthly architecture magazine, and went on to be the magazine's editor and, later, editorial director and from 2000-04, he was the editor of the Italian-based architecture and design magazine ‘Domus’.

In 2000, Deyan received an OBE for services to architecture and design.

He was the Director of Glasgow’s UK City of Architecture and Design programme in 1999, and the director of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2002.

More at: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/architecture-ba-hons-k100/

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