Nasrine Seraji joins UCD's School of APEP

The School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy is pleased to announce the appointment of Nasrine Seraji as Professor of Architectural Design. Professor Seraji joins UCD from Hong Kong University where she is currently Professor of Architecture and where she will retain a Distinguished Visiting Professorship.

Nasrine Seraji studied at the Architectural Association, London, where she also taught. She has always divided her time between practice and academic roles. Her practice, based in Paris, has produced a number of significant buildings, projects and masterplans, beginning with the Temporary American Centre (1991) and including apartment and housing projects, an extension to the School of Architecture in Lille and most recently a transportation and apartment complex for RATP in Paris.

Professor Seraji has held appointments at Princeton and Columbia before becoming Professor and Chair of Architecture and Cornell University. She subsequently moved back to Europe serving as Professor and Head of the Institute of Art and Architecture in Vienna and as Dean of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Paris. She took up her appointment as Professor and Head of Architecture in Hong Kong in 2014. Her research and teaching focus on designing for climate change, and on large-scale projects and urbanism. 

Professor Seraji was elected Fellow of the RIBA in 2017, and has had numerous honours in France including the Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (OAL), Officier de l’Ordre Nationale du Mérite (ONM) and Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.

Professor Hugh Campbell commented ‘We are delighted that Nasrine will be joining UCD Architecture in early 2020, bringing to bear a wealth of experience and expertise in practice, research and education. We look forward to working with her in the coming years.’