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Prof Robert Kronenburg BA, DiplArch, MPhil, PhD; Roscoe Professor of Architecture

Roscoe Professor of Architecture Architecture

Biography

Personal Statement

My interests and expertise centre on the design of architecture - influenced by innovative technology, transient demands, and the arts of film and popular music. I have a twenty year history of researching, designing and writing about mobile architecture, that has inspired and informed more recent interests in film and architecture and music performance space.

I am a registered architect and hold the Roscoe Chair of Architecture at the Liverpool School of Architecture. After qualifying I worked for ten years in large and small practices before taking my first lecturing post at the University of Manchester. I received my Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Manchester and my doctorate from the CNAA.

Personal Distinctions

  • Invited Keynote Lecture, Melbourne Music Week Symposium (Keynote Speech, City of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia 2015)
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, Ryerson University, Toronto (Keynote Speech, Ryerson University, ICAMA 2013 (International Conference) 2013)
  • Invited Lecture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Keynote Speech, Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2013)
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, University of Calgary (Keynote Speech, University of Calgary Building Dynamics Conference 2013)
  • Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, British Academy/Leverhulme 2012)
  • Keynote Lecture, Bucharest (Invitation to Speak, Archetypes Organising Committee 2011)
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, London (Keynote Speech, Loughborough University 2011)
  • Invited Lecture, University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Invitation to Speak, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 2011)
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, London (Keynote Speech, University of Nottingham 2011)
  • Flexible: Portable Architecture: Entertainment Venues (Invitation to Speak, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA 2010)
  • Peer College Review Panel Member (Arts and Humanities Research Council 2010)
  • Appointment to the Roscoe Chair of Architecture (University of Liverpool 2010)
  • Mobile and flexible architecture solutions for shelter and rebuilding in post-flood disaster situati (Invitation to Speak, University of Venice 2009)
  • Flexible: Portable Architecture (Invitation to Speak, Cambridge University School of Architecture 2008)
  • Televised Interview, Korean Television (Invitation to Speak, Korean Television KBNe-UK 2008)
  • Flexible Architecture: Building for Adaptability and Response to Change (Keynote Speech, Vancouver City Planning Commission, Canada 2008)
  • Keynote Speech, Tensinet 2007, Milan (Keynote Speech, Milan Polytechnic 2007)
  • Invited Lecture, Backstage '07, Roskilde, Denmark (Invitation to Speak, Roskilde Centre 2007)
  • Invited Lecture, La Casa Encicada, Madrid (Invitation to Speak, La Casa Encicada, Madrid 2007)
  • Invited lecture (Invitation to Speak, University of Graz, Austria 2006)
  • Concept House Symposium (Keynote Speech, Technical University of Delft 2006)
  • Invited Lecture, University of Wales (Invitation to Speak, University of Wales, Cardiff 2005)
  • Invited lecture, Harvard University, USA (Invitation to Speak, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., USA 2005)
  • Invited keynote speech, Digifest, Toronto (Keynote Speech, Digifest, Design Exchange, Toronto, Canada 2004)
  • Invited Lecture and Panel Chair, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA (Invitation to Speak, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, USA 2003)
  • Invited Keynote Lecture, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA (Keynote Speech, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA 2003)
  • Invited Lecture, University of Dundee (Invitation to Speak, Duncan of Jordanstone, College of Architecture and Design, University of Dundee 2002)
  • Leverhulme Travelling Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Leverhume Trust 2001)
  • St. John College Oxford Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, St Johns College Oxford 1998)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, US Fulbright Commission 1994)

Administrative Roles

  • I was Head of Department of the School of Architecture from 2005-2009 and currently a member of the School's strategic planning team. In the University I was on the project team for Capital of Culture 2008 and the Role Review team for academic staff. I am Research Lead for the Liverpool School of Architecture and chair the school's Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee. I am RIBA professional validation co-ordinator.

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