Allan Atlee

Head of School: Architecture, UCA Canterbury

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

Allan Atlee is Head of the UCA Canterbury School of Architecture, where he provides academic leadership for a community comprising 500 students and 50 staff. Prior to becoming Head of School, Allan held the posts of Associate Dean and Course Leader at UCA.

Before joining the university in 2005, Allan taught at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where he also practised in the fields of architecture and design, and curated exhibitions including the Scottish contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004.

He was a founding member and director of the award-winning Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (GLAS), a design co-operative based in the city, committed to promoting access to design and challenging forms of social and spatial segregation and exclusion.

Allan also worked for NORD, an award winning multi-disciplinary design office. Its architecture, interior, product and exhibition design has been recognised with numerous awards, including in 2006 Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year.


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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Chair of the Swale Design Review Panel, part of the South East Panel.

External examination:

  • External examiner at the Universities of Plymouth and Sheffield and at Norwich University of the Arts.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • 2004: Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (GLAS) won the inaugural National Achievement Award for Architecture in recognition of its contribution to the architecture community in Scotland.
  • GLAS’ work has been published widely and exhibited in Berlin, Toronto, London and Glasgow.

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