Doreen Bernath

2011 – President’s Award for Research (shortlisted 1 of 4 finalists)Royal Institute of British Architects
PhD thesis ‘China and Pictorial Introjection’
2010 – Awarded top research grant for fieldwork in ChinaUniversity of Plymouth Faculty of Arts Research Committee
£6,780 awarded to project ‘Re-constructing Heritage: Place- & Culture- Making in Modern Northeast China’
2009 – Awarded Young European Scholars Travelling GrantDept of Chinese Language & Culture, University of Hamburg
Conference title: ‘Confucianism for the 21st Century?’
2007 – Award Grade A British Academy research assessment board
‘Encyclopaedia of Architectural Concepts for Chinese Speakers’, AA, London (Collaborator: Hua Li, Supervisor: Mark Cousins)
2005 – Awarded RIBA LKE Ozolins Doctoral Studies Scholarship
£40,800 (3 years) awarded annually to 1 recipient nationwide
2005 – MA Dissertation Distinction, Architectural Association
Dissertation Title: ‘Assembling Billboards of the Image of Progress – image-making and architectural production in China’
2001 – Sindall Prize, Department of Architecture, Cambridge University
Awarded for the best studio work with attention to the mode of construction and the selection and use of materials

Academic Positions & Experience

External Examiner, BA (Hons) Fine Art, History + Theory component, Southampton Solent University
By invitation of Course Leader Nicola Chamberlain & Dr.Atsuhide Ito

History + Theory Graduate Programme Tutor (part-time Grade 7) Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK
Course title: ‘‘I don’t want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.’
Hetero-Architecturas: Embodiment, Medium and Translation’

History + Theory Programme Tutor, AA Diploma School, UK
Course title: ‘Forensis in Translation: Elusive Embodiment between Idea and Form’

10.2012 – PhD supervision (second supervisor), AA Graduate School
Jingming Wu PhD proposal title: ‘Scholars in the Brothel: Theatrical Game of Architecture in Antiquity China’

02.2010 – 07.2012: Lecturer in Architecture (full time 1.0FTE at Grade 7 £35,000) University of Plymouth, School of Architecture
Full time academic post in BA and Master programmes

10.2011 – 12.2011: ERASMUS research exchange in architecture and technology
Cornwall and Kartal Minescape – post-industrial regeneration in collaboration with Prof. Erdem of Istanbul Technical University

08.2011 – Digital Architectural Summer School, University of Costa Rica
Algorithm, Scripting and Digital Design Theories tutor in collaboration with Dr. Guzman & Robert Stuart-Smith of AA

04.2011 – Design Workshop at Ming Zhi University of Technology, Taiwan
In collaboration with Dr. Xue of University of Middlesex

07.2010 – Advanced Digital Architectural Design Summer School
Technologies and Theories tutor, participating schools Detmold, Istanbul, Milano, Roma, Belo Horizonte

01.2010 – 09.2012: ‘Re-constructing Heritage: Place- & Culture- Making in Modern Northeast China’
Co-organiser: research project & international conference Funded by Chiang Jing-guo International Scholar Exchange, London School of Economics, and University of Plymouth

10.2008 – 09.2009: Course Tutor, Histories and Theories Studies Programme, AA
Course title: ‘China and the Pictorial Introjection’
Programme Director: Mark Cousins

01.2007 – 05.2008: PhD Dialogues Symposium: ‘The Critique of the New’, AA
Conference Organiser, international research symposium

02.2005 – 06.2005: Institute of Architecture, University of Nottingham
Assistant Tutor, MA and Diploma School studio design. Design Project: ‘Performative Spaces’ based in Southbank, London & exhibition design Prague Biennale

10.2000 – 06.2001: Cambridge Architecture Journal – Scroope
Editor of scroope 13 (2001) Editorial Theme: ‘Experience & Presence’

Academic Qualifications

2005 – 2009: PhD, Architectural Association, London
Awarded RIBA doctoral scholarship
Thesis title: ‘China and the Pictorial Introjection’
Supervisors: Mark Cousins, Teresa Stoppani

2004 – 2005: MA Histories & Theories, Architectural Association, London
Awarded Distinction
1999 – 2001: MA Dipl. in Architecture, University of Cambridge
Awarded Sindall Prize in studio project design
1995 – 1998: BA Honours in Architecture, University of Cambridge
1994 – 1995: Department of Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
Completed Part 1A in Biology of Cells, Chemistry, Physics, Maths

1982 – 1994: primary and secondary schools in Taiwan, USA and Ireland
10.05.2013: ‘Severance and Stitching – Grids in Introjective Logic’
presented as part of conference on ‘Grid’ at AA London to be published by AA by the end of 2013
01.11.2012: ‘China and the Consumption of Reality-Effect’
Book chapter in Consuming Architecture
(ed. Daniel Maudline and Marcel Vellinga) to be published by Routledge 2013

28.02.2012: ‘A Distance of No Unit – effects of relational, representational and recursive distance in Chinese spatial construction’
book chapter in Distance, Relatedness and the Cartographic Imagination (ed. Frank Billé and Paula Haas) to be published by American Anthropological Assoc. in 2013
30.05.2012: ‘Architecture and Its Image – Eulogy in Three Parts’
article published in Fulcrum: The AAs Weekly Free Sheet issue 46 (ed. Jack Self and Graham Baldwin), AA Press London
06.02.2012: ‘Curves in Design and Pictures – the Digital Longing for the Uncopyable’
paper presented in public lecture6 Feb 2012 at Architectural Association, London

01.11.2011: ‘Rendering Differentials: Introjective Architecture in the Age of the Digital’
published in Architecture Journal of Universityof Costa Rica winter 2011
01.02.2010: ‘Dissecting and Scanning: Contrasting Two Modes of Revealing the Inside’ (‘解剖与扫描: 对比两种揭示内部的模式)
published in Time + Architecture 时代建筑 China, Feb 2010
01.07.2009: ‘The Radical Reality-Effect’; Arcade Project Sacrifice ZoneCommission 5, July 2009
Article commissioned by the Arcade Project (funded by Arts Council England), a zone of critical dialogues on the roles and connections between artists, architects, art in the public realm and regeneration

05.12.2007: ‘The Intrusive Rendering – Dictation of Stereotypes and theExtra-Ordinary’; Taiwan in Comparative Perspective Vol.1 Nov 07
Paper presented at ‘Contemporary Urban Culture: Comparative Perspectives via Taiwan’, 5th Annual London Taiwan Conference, London School of Economics, Taiwan Culture Research Programme

01.06.2000: 921 Ji-ji Taiwan Earthquake’; scroope 12 – CambridgeArchitectural Journal 2000
10.08.2008: Photoshop and the Introjective Cast – a study of a newlanguage of design in contemporary Chinese architectural practices’
– presented at ‘China Centre Stage’ – The 7th Biennial European
Assoc. for Chinese Studies Conference, Lund University, Sweden

20.06.2008, 02.05.2007: presented at ‘Transmutations: Researching the Asian City’
PhD Student Research Symposium, Urban Design Research Group, School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham- presented at ‘The Critique of the New’ – International PhD Research Symposium, Architectural Association, London
09.11.2006: The Constructed Image as a Space of Translation’
presented at ‘Identities and Representations’ – Greenwich Architecture Open Lecture Series 2006-07, University of Greenwich School of Architecture & Construction
20.12.2005: Images and the Architectural Phenomenon in China’(‘影像和中国建筑现象’)
presented at China Academy of Art (中国美术学院) in Hangzhou

Architectural Practice

01.2011, 07.2012: Jinshan Landscape and Family House project, Taiwan
Collaboration with Research+Design UK, InSpace Lab Taiwan, Sun Chi-Rong Architects, Wang Wen-Shin Design preliminary design to Stage C proposal 台北金山農舍 (£200K)
08.2011, 12.2011: Guguan Gateway Hotspring Resort Hotel competition bid
Collaboration with Research+Design UK, Arup UK/Taiwan, InSpace Lab Taiwan, Wang Wen-Shin Landscape Design new luxury eco natural hotspring complex 谷關溫泉飯店(£40M)
05.2006, 11.2009: O4workshop Ltd. in Shanghai, Toronto & LondonFounded with 2 partners Tao Luo and Cheng Zhao collaborates with A+VA Shanghai (建言建筑) on major projects
Sanya Luhuitou Bay Development三亚鹿回头规划设计
Ningbo Apartments & Hotel Complex 宁波麒麟阁商业住宅区
Beijing Langfang Innovation City 北京廊坊生态技术城市

12.2004, 06.2006: Dialogue – Architecture Magazine, Taiwan
London Correspondence, articles include interview with Bill Dunster, ZEDfactory, Beddington Zero Energy Development (May 2005) and introducing Architectural Association’s new Director Brett Steele (April 2006)
05.2004, 11.2004: Meadowcroft Griffin Architects, London
Kilburn Priory Children’s Centre, London (£850,000)
Project architect, planning submission to tender & construction

10.2001, 04.2004: David Chipperfield Architects, London
BBC Scotland, Pacific Quay, Glasgow (£65M)
Design development and detailed proposal for Employer’s Requirements: public spaces, technical studios, cores packages
Public Library of Des Moines, Iowa, USA (£20M)
Initial concept, schematic design to construction drawings
Office Competitions involved: Novartis Office & Library, Basel; Barcelona Law Courts; Private House, Ascot, UK; Milan Fiera

01 – 02.2004: Hahne + Mauz Architects, Munich, Germany
collaboration on Carl Maria von Weber Music School extension competition, Dresden, Germany
10.1998, 08.1999: Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects, LondonIBM Hursley office fit-out, Peabody Trust Hackney Road residences