Senior Lecturer, MA Housing & Urbanism


1973-1978 – BA, Geography, University of California at Los Angeles; Departmental Honors, Dean’s List, Magna Cum Laude.
1976-1977 – Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany. (Year Abroad)
1979-1981 – MA Program, Economic Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
1981-1988 – Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California at Los Angeles.


1993-1998 – Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Essex. Responsible for developing and teaching courses in political sociology and urban studies. Established an urban component for the MA course in Pacific Rim Studies.
1998-2002 – Part-time Lecturer, Department of Politics and Sociology, Birkbeck College, University of London.
2002-2003 – Part-time Lecturer, MA Programme in Cultural and Critical Studies in the Department of Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London.
1998- Senior Lecturer, AA Graduate School.

CONSULTING – (Selected Recent Projects)

2001-2003 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, one-north Masterplan, Singapore. (Urban Strategy)
2003 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Refinement of the Masterplan for Vista Xchange District, one-north Masterplan, Singapore. (Urban Strategy)
2003-2004 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Zorrozaurre Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain. (Urban Strategy)
2003-2004 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Competition Entry for New York City 2012, Olympic Village. (Urban Strategy)
2004 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Competition Entry for The Highline, New York. (Urban Strategy)
2004-2005 – Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Olabeaga Illustrated Brief leading to Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain. (Urban Strategy)
2004-2005 – Lead Consultant, Revised Masterplan and Conceptual Design Guidelines for Nepal Hill and ICT-Media Districts, one-north Masterplan, Singapore. Client: JTC Corporation. With S333 Architecture and Urbanism.
2006- Consultant Urbanist to Zaha Hadid Architects, Regeneration Masterplan for Kartal-Pendik District, Istanbul, Turkey.
2006- Consultant Urbanist to Gustafson Porter Landscape Architects, Gardens By the Bay Masterplan, Singapore


2004 – Zaha Hadid’s Masterplan for Zorrozaurre: Urban Challenges and Design Responses. Forum for a Sustainable Zorrozaurre, Bilbao, Spain.
2005 – Landscape and the Challenge of Urban Regeneration. Universidad Católica Boliviana, La Paz, Bolivia.
2006 – Type and Void: Architectural Investigation for Dynamic Cities. Colegio de Arquitectos, Bilbao, Spain.
2006 – The Architecture of Innovation. Future Cities Lecture Series. Barbican Centre, London.
2006 – Invited Participant, Global Leadership Forum on Economic and Cultural Development, San Jose, California

PUBLICATIONS – (Selected Recent)

1998 – “Michel Foucault” in Key Sociological Thinkers ed. Rob Stones.
1999 – “Revisited: Henri Lefebvre and the Urban Condition” in Daidalos 75.
2002 – Review Essay: The Good Life: A Guided Visit to the Houses of Modernity by Inaki Abalos. AA Files 48.
2003 – “Zaha Hadid’s Masterplan for one north” in Alternative Postmodernity: An Asian Perspective by William S. W. Lim.
2003 – “Diagram, Dispersal, Region” in Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape ed. Ciro Najle and Mohsen Mostafavi.
2004 – “El Plan de Zaha Hadid para Zorrozaurre: Desafios urbanos y respuesta de diseño” in Foro para un Zorrozaurre Sostenible ed. Almudena Garrido and Robert Alcock.
2005 – Review Essay: Recombinant Urbanism by David Graham Shane. AA Files 52

RESEARCH – (Selected Current Projects)

Currently completing a two-year research project on Housing for the 21st Century concerning concepts and models of density and intensity, funded by the Royal Commission for the 1851 Exhibition. Research focuses on the role of architecture in implementing regeneration schemes in compact urban environments.
2005- Participating in an international, multi-institutional and cross-sector research network on Metropolitan Hubs and Regions, Innovation Environments and Governance in Knowledge-Based Societies. Partnership includes members from Europe, America, and Asia, and the Workgroup centred at the Architectural Association focuses on the role of architectural urbanism in responding to urban changes in the contemporary knowledge-driven economy.