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Dr Fei Chen Ph.D, MA, B.Arch

Senior Lecturer Architecture


    Personal Statement

    I joined the Liverpool School of Architecture in April 2010. I was trained as an architect and urban designer in the University of Bath (2004-5) and Southeast University, China (1999-04). My PhD was on Chinese urbanism from the University of Strathclyde (2005-9). I was previously appointed as a researcher working on the AHRC funded project 'Sensory Urbanism' in Strathclyde. I am the co-founder and convenor of the 'Urban Morphology and Representation Research Network' under IAPS.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Invited lecture series 'Current Research in Urban Design' in Nanjing University, China (Invitation to Speak, School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University 2018)
    • Invited public lecture titled 'The wall, boundaries and community-building' in the RIBA North Social Housing Symposium (Invitation to Speak, RIBA North 2017)
    • Invited public lecture titled ''The ‘visual effect’ in Chinese urban design'' as part of the Liverpool International Photography Festival LOOK/17 (Invitation to Speak, the Bluecoat 2017)
    • Invited to be a panellist for the public discussion in the UK/China Cultural Exchange Lab (Invitation to Speak, 2017 LOOK Liverpool International Photography Festival 2017)
    • Invited speaker in the Home symposium organised by the London Confucius Institute, SOAS, ACROSS Architecture. My presentation was titled 'Make a house home: typomorphology and sense of place'. (Invitation to Speak, London Confucius Institute, SOAS, ACROSS Architecture 2016)
    • Invited speaker in the Urban Design Education Symposium organised by the AA School, London. My presentation was titled 'Chinese Urban Design: Practice and Challenges'. Watch the video of the presentation at (Invitation to Speak, the AA School 2016)
    • Invited to give a public lecture on Chinese urbanisation in the Blue Coat, Liverpool. (Invitation to Speak, The Blue Coat, Liverpool 2015)
    • Invited speaker in the Bartlett Morphological Group Workshop. My presentation was titled 'Interrogate urban form with culture in the Chinese context' (Invitation to Speak, The Bartlett 2015)
    • Invited lectures to the delegation from the China Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Development (Invitation to Speak, Delegation from the China Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Development 2014)
    • Invited speaker of the research seminar 'Life on the Edge', University of Sheffield. Watch the vedio of the presentation at (Invitation to Speak, University of Sheffield 2013)
    • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Competitive Fellowship, The Higher Education Academy 2012)
    • Invited speaker in the seminar of Urban Morphology Research Group, University of Birminham (Invitation to Speak, University of Birmingham 2011)
    • National Award for Outstanding Non-government Funded Overseas Chinese Students (the China Scholarship Council 2008)
    • Research and Development Budget Travel Fund Award (University of Strathclyde 2007)
    • Fully funded Ph.D studentship (University of Strathclyde 2005)

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