Natalie Mossin takes over the helm at the Institute of Architecture and Technology

Date
21.08.2017
Category
KADK Insight

With Natalie Mossin as its new head, the Institute of Architecture and Technology will have not only an experienced leader with a huge professional network, but also an excellent communicator, who can put the work of the Institute on the agenda.

On 1 October, the architect, Natalie Mossin takes up her position as head of the Institute of Architecture and Technology. This means the Institute is getting not only an experienced leader with a wide and well established professional network, but also an expert communicator who can put the Institute on the agenda and anchor its work in new external partnerships.

Natalie Mossin comes from a position as Associate Partner at Smith Innovation, where she specialised in the interaction between architecture, building technology and society, making her name for herself as one of the industry’s most distinguished figures when it comes to the development and value-creating potential of building.

Natalie Mossin tiltræder som institutleder 1. oktober

Technological development as a driving force

Mossin is looking forward to putting those skills into play at the Institute of Architecture and Technology, which is known for exploring new options for construction and architecture with technological development as the driving force.

“Our society is facing challenges, which demand development of the interaction between architecture, technology and society. It goes without saying that this is where the Institute of Architecture and Technology has a major role to play in developing and showing new approaches and options for architecture and construction. I am so looking forward to tackling this task in collaboration with the Institute’s researchers, teachers and students. I am also looking forward to developing and expanding the tradition of external partnerships, which is already a feature of the Institute,” says Natalie Mossin.

 A visionary leader and skilled facilitator

As Chair of the Danish Association of Architects and Council Member of UIA, Natalie Mossin has made a name for herself as a leading figure, who succeeds in setting agendas for the development of building at both the strategic and political levels. She has also established herself as an experienced leader with a flair for collaboration and great experience in developing partnerships both in Denmark and abroad.

According to the Rector, Lene Dammand Lund, this is what made Natalie Mossin the perfect candidate:

“The Institute of Architecture and Technology has already achieved impressive results. As a leader, Natalie Mossin can continue this positive development and, with her experience and huge knowledge of the field, she can help to expand and develop the great potential of the Institute even further. I know Natalie from the Danish Association of Architects, where she was an impressive and visionary leader with a great knack for establishing collaboration, not to mention an excellent communicator who time after time put the development of building on the agenda,” says Lene Dammand Lund.

As head of the Institute of Architecture and Technology, Natalie Mossin will be succeeding David Garcia, who will continue his work at the Institute as director of the Architecture and Extreme Environments programme.