Asterios Agkathidis (MA Programme Director, ARCH711/ARCH713 /ARCH729/ARCH730/ARCH721-23 coordinator)
Asterios studied architecture in Thessaloniki and the RWTH Aachen, holding a 6-year Diploma in Architecture and Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He completed his 2-year postgraduate studies in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Architecture Class in Frankfurt (2001) tutored by Peter Cook, Enric Miralles, Ben van Berkel, CJ Lim and Johan Bettum. He became a partner in the architectural practice b&k+ in Cologne until 2004, then worked for VMX Architects, Amsterdam until 2005. After being part of OMA- Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam that same year, Asterios returns to Frankfurt where he founds the architecture and research laboratory a3lab Frankfurt-Thessaloniki. His built work has been published, awarded and exhibited internationally. His 8th book, Sustainable Retrofits will be released by Routledge, London in June 2018. Teaching and lecturing experiences include the AdBK Nuremberg, the TU Darmstadt (for 5 years, as a research associate), the University of Thessaloniki, the Islamic University Malaysia, the Columbia University, and the Städelschule Architecture Class. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the Lebanese American University in Beirut and Senior Lecturer at the Raffles Design Institute Shanghai. Today, being a registered architect in Greece and the UK, he holds a Senior Lectureship for Digital Architecture at the University of Liverpool, where he is currently the PGT Lead, the MA in Architecture Programme Director as well as tutoring in design studios, parametric fabrication and thesis.
Fei Chen (Urban Design Coordinator)
Dr Fei Chen is a Senior Lecturer in the Liverpool School of Architecture. She has obtained her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Southeast University, China, and the University of Bath respectively. Her PhD was on Chinese urbanism from the University of Strathclyde (2005-9). Her research interests lie in urban morphology, urban design and public spaces on which she supervises PhD students. Her work has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals such as Urban Design International, Urban Morphology, International Planning Studies, Planning in Progress, Journal of Urban Design, Environment and Planning B etc. She currently leads the ‘Urban Form and Social Space’ research group in the department and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Urban Management (Elsevier). She is a key member of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF) and the co-founder and convenor of the ‘Urban Morphology and Representation Research Network’ under IAPS.
Juliana is an architect and architectural historian. Her current research looks into how the term “built environment” was first mooted in the 1960s in Britain; and the changes in architectural pedagogy and research engendered by the invention of the built environment. Her other research, extending from her PhD research at the Royal College of Arts, explores the rhetorical and visual devices in architecture’s post-modern turn. As part of the Hong Kong Design History Network, she curates the Hong Kong Pavilion in the London Design Biennale 2020 (2021). Juliana has also worked as an architect and strategic planner in Hong Kong, China, London, Tokyo and New York. She received a BA in Architectural Studies from the University of Hong Kong and a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Stephanie Koerner (Research Methodology tutor)
Dr Stephanie Koerner is a graphic designer, anthropologist and historian of art and science. She studied graphic design and print in Vienna, holding an MA Diploma in these fields from the Higher Graphical Federal Education and Research Institute. Koerner studied anthropology, and the history and philosophy of art and science in Pittsburgh, holding MA and PhD degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a lecturer at Liverpool School of Architecture, where her main responsibilities are with the research methodology modules in MArch, MA and MSc programmes. She works with Lucretia Ray and Roland Koegh in their ‘Sketching, Diagrams, Maps’ programme in Liverpool University’s Faculty of Engineering. Koerner lectures in the University of Manchester’s Art History and Archaeology programmes, and the University of Vienna’s Contemporary History programme. Koerner lectures in the University of Tomar’s Summer School in Integrated Landscape Management (convened in Mação, Portugal). She is responsible (together with Luiz Osterbeek) for the Forum on Transdisciplinary Sciences and the Arts and Humanities in the EU – UNESCO Humanities 2021 conference, Mação, Portugal. Stephanie is the founding director of the Manchester-based secondary school – university programme, Mapping Interfaces. Careers in Geography, History, and Architecture. Koerner’s publications include The Unquiet Past. Risk Society, Lived Cultural Heritage, Re-Designing Reflexivity, and she is now completing a book on the histories of art and science (Seeing the ‘More than Meets the Eye’ Anew) and a textbook for students in anthropology, architecture and engineering (Technological Choice and Social Agency in an Indeterminate World).
Dr Christina Malathouni is a qualified architect (ARB) and an architectural historian. She holds an MSc and a PhD from The Bartlett, UCL. Personal distinctions include the nomination of her PhD Thesis for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research (for Outstanding PhD Thesis) 2011 and a Scott Opler Emerging Scholar Fellowship (Society of Architectural Historians, USA, 2014). Dr Malathouni also has extensive experience in twentieth-century architectural heritage. She is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (UK) and an associate member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites International Scientific Committee on 20th-Century Heritage (ICOMOS-ISC20C).