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Daniel Pathmanathan Sudhershan

Lecturer

School Of Architecture
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162720
Email: daniel.sudhershan@ucd.ie

Biography

Daniel is currently the Associate Dean of UCD Architecture. He took a full time position with the School of Architecture at UCD in 2004 to coordinate the undergraduate Architectural Technologies subject area. In 2009 he was appointed as the Associate Dean and Programme Coordinator for the BSc (Architectural Science) and BArch/MArch honours degrees (RIAI/RIBA Part I&II). His responsibilities include programme planning, enrolment as well as internationalisation. He was also involved in Architecture programme planning as part of UCD¿s Programme planning and review exercise.  Before joining UCD, Daniel worked at the Wales School of Architecture, Cardiff University.

 



 

 

 

 

 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: 2nd Prize: The Art Bar competition, Royal College of Art, London (In collaboration with Vijay Patel and Graham Gibbon)
Year: 2004.
Title: Joined 2nd Prize: Landmark for Leicester (In Collaboration with with Vijay Patel & Mark Kelly) Pro-Con competition
Year: 2000.
Title: Silver Placing "LRSA President's Millennium Prize for Ideas Competition"
Year: 2000.
Title: Commendation "British Pewter Live Design Competition 2000"

Associations

Association: Architects Registration Board, UK: Registered Architect in the UK (2004 to 2010), Function/Role: Member
Association: Bavarian Chamber of Architects, Germany (ByAK): Registered Architect in Germany (2003 to 2011), Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of German Architects, Germany (VDA): Member (2004 to 2010), Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of German Engineers, Germany (ZDI & EUEA): Member (2004 to 2010), Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Campbell h, Sudhershan d; (2010) Series of twelve lectures organised by TU Delft and Berlage Institute. [Invited Lecture], Twelve institutional and public buildings revisited 1928 - 1968, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam , 30-NOV-10 - 30-NOV-10.
Daniel P. Sudhershan; (2009) Teaching Architectural Design and Technologies in a modularised curriculum. [International Refereed Conference], Experimentation towards Integration - EAAE Conference, Genoa, Italy , 11-JUN-09 - 13-JUN-09.
Dr. S. Costa Santos (UCD - CESUGA) & Daniel P. Sudhershan ; (2009) The influence of learning methodologies on the understanding of Architectural Technologies. [International Refereed Conference], Experimentation towards Integration - EAAE Conference, Genoa, Italy , 11-JUN-09 - 13-JUN-09.
Daniel P Sudhershan; (2006) Conference on creative practice across art, architecture and design. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Crossover, Dublin , 23-SEP-06.
Daniel P Sudhershan; (2006) Paper on Promoting collaboration between architects, artists and engineers in architectural technologies teaching. [International Refereed Conference], Accommodating new aspects of Interdisciplinarity in Contemporary Construction Teaching, Venice , 23-NOV-06 - 25-NOV-06.

Committees

Committee : Internationalisation and Development Committe - College of Engineering and Architecture
Committee : College of Engineering and Architecture Marketing Committee
Committee : University Academic Council Committee on Campus Life
Committee : UCD - First Year Steering Group
Committee : Architecture Programme Board - Chair
Committee : Architecture Programme Planning Group
Committee : Co-ordinator of Architecture open day
Committee : Erasmus / International Coordinator - Architecture
     

Consultancy

Client: Atelier fuer Bauplanning - Architekturbuero Bauer
Client: BB Bauherr Beratungs GmbH
   

Other Activities

External Critic: Hochschule Darmstadt, Faculty of Architecture, Germany 

External Critic: Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff university - for the Part I course

Member of the consultation panel: The Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC) and Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) on standards and quality of practice-based research degrees within architecture
Visiting Professor: – Faculty of Architecture, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

Publications

         

Conference Publications

Hugh Campbell, Daniel P. Sudhershan (2012) Learning Democracy - Hans Scharoun's schools and the politics of postwar reconstruction Society of Architectural Historians 64th annual conference [Details]
Daniel P. Sudhershan; (2009) Teaching Architectural Design and Technologies in a modularised curriculum Architectural Design and Construction Education - Experimentation towards Integration [Details]
Dr. S. Costa Santos (UCD - CESUGA) & Daniel P. Sudhershan; (2009) The influence of learning methodologies on the understanding of Architectural Technologies Architectural Design and Construction Education - Experimentation towards Integration [Details]
Daniel P Sudhershan; (2006) Promoting collaboration between architects, artists and engineers in architectural technologies teaching . In: Voyatzaki, M eds. Accommodating new Aspects of Interdisciplinarity in Contemporary Construction Teaching [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

* The resonance between Technology and Society in the 1960s Ireland and its influence on the relationship between architecture and the society
* Creative Practice: practice-led or applied research in Architecture using interdisciplinary knowledge
* Megamachine: investigating the concept of the Megamachine in contemporary architecture
*  Approach to new teaching methodologies in Architectural design and technologies
* Influence of Adolf Arndt (German politician) in post war German Architecture 

     

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

2009 - present: Associate Dean of Architecture

2009 - present: Dissertation tutor - Yr 5 (BArch Hons Course)

2009 - present:  Programme Coordinator for the BSc (Architectural Science) and BArch degree

2008 - 2009; Programme Coordinator for the BSc (Architectural Science) degree

2004 - present : Coordinator Architectural Technologies (BSc (Architectural Science) course - Yr1 to Yr3

2006 - 2007 : Design Studio - Second year

2006 - 2007 : Contribution - Design Technologies (Conservation course - part of BArch (Hons) degree) - Yr 4

2007 - 2008 : Contribution - Design Thesis tutor - Yr 5 (BArch Hons Course)

 

Modules Coordinated

201400   ARCT20120     Architecture: Architectural Studies Studio 3
201400   ARCT20140     Architecture: Architectural Studies Studio 4
201400   ARCT30130     Architecture: Framework for Practice
201400   ARCT30090     Architecture: Systems, Production & Assembly
201400   ARCT10040     Architecture: Intro. to Building Envelope
201400   ARCT30100     Architecture: Integrated Building Process
201400   ARCT10120     Architecture: Into Practice
201400   ARCT10130     Architecture: Architectural Studies Studio 1
       

Collaborators

 

External Collaborators

Joint Workshop (Second year Architecture) with the Galway - Mayo Institute of technology's Furniture college in Letterfrack: Ms Laura Mays

Joint Workshop (Third year Architecture) with the UCD - CESUGA: Dr. Sandra Costa Santos