Generational Change at the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape

Date
30.08.2017
Category
KADK Insight

The Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape welcomes experienced experts. Two new professors — one of Landscape Architecture, Urbanism and Planning – and a new Associate Professor joined the staff on 1 August.

The architect, Deane Alan Simpson is a new Professor of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning, while the architect, Kristine Jensen is a new Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture.

The Head of the Institute, Katrine Lotz is excited about the new association: “It is very satisfying to have two highly skilled people as professors in the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape. Their appointment also paves the way for great opportunities to merge the disciplines of architecture, landscape and urban planning. This will enhance the Institute’s professional profile – and the additional capacity also means that we can participate in even more relevant cooperation and development projects in the future.”

Professional experts with sound experience

The Rector of KADK, Lene Dammand Lund, is also delighted to welcome the two new professors, both of who have a wealth of practical, research and teaching experience.

“They are two real talents in their fields. They both have substantial experience in the fields of research, artistic development and practice, and will make an excellent contribution to crystallising the triple knowledge base, on which architectural education is based. I’m really looking forward to working with them. The two new professors will help enhance the position of the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape as a formidable academic operator and a relevant partner.”

The two professors are also joined by a new lecturer, Boris Brorman Jensen. His concurrent work as a consultant architect makes him a well-qualified contributor to the Institute’s research and teaching activities. 

Facts:

Deane Alan Simpson comes from a position as Associate Professor at KADK, where he is currently in charge of the ‘Urbanism and Societal Change’ course at the Institute of Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape. He studied architecture at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and Columbia University in New York, and did his PhD at ETH Zürich. He has been a Professor at Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) and has worked for Diller + Scofidio in New York, where he was involved in such projects as Blur Building, Eyebeam and Rapid Growth.

 

Kristine Jensen graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 1983 as a Landscape Architect. She completed her PhD there (1996), where she was also a researcher and teacher for 10 years: as an Associate Professor and the co-founder of the Department of Architectural Planning (later ‘City and Country’). Since 2002 she has had her own architectural practice – ARKITEKT KRISTINE JENSENS TEGNESTUE ApS and, prior to that, worked for Bjarne Aasen and C.F. Møller.