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William Hunter

William Hunter

London, GB

 

About 

I am currently a Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett's Development Planning Unit at the University College London where I run studios in Urban Practice and Critical Urbanism, the former focusing on application of methodologies for alternative ways of practice and the latter entails the focus on case-studies and investigative design strategies including, but not limited to informal settlements in the Global South. I also am the Co-coordinator of the DPU summerLab workshop series.

I am Trained architect and urban designer with diverse international experience including assignments in New York, Zurich, London, Mumbai, Istanbul, and Bangkok. My work affiliation has ranged from high-profile residential/commercial/cultural projects for Studio Daniel Libeskind, Foster + Partners, and Heatherwick Studio to recent field research on urban development and alternative housing strategies in the Global South through my role of Teaching Fellow at the Bartlett's DPU. My interests revolve around the complex processes of contested urbanism, the critical regionalist and situationist oppositions to capitalist modernism, the politics of space, and the championing of a critical design practice.

William's Featured Articles on Archinect

Decoding Bangkok’s Pocket-Urbanization: Social Housing Provision and the Role of Community Architects, Mon, Oct 31 '11

An endless six-lane herd of neon taxis sputter along a network of brutalist flyovers while scooter drivers weave boldly in between. Spiced scents escape from side alley markets, penetrating the air as sweltering heat rises from oil soaked pavement.  This is modern cosmopolitan Bangkok, a now ...

Decoding Bangkok’s Pocket-Urbanization: Social Housing Provision and the Role of Community Architects
 

Employment 

University College London (UCL), Teaching Fellow

teach core studio practice module and two critical urbanism optional modules for the MSc Building and Urban Design in Development at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit

Sep 2009 - current
 

Heatherwick Studio, Architectural Designer/Model maker consultant

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
 

Foster + Partners, Architectural Designer

Jan 2010 - May 2010
 

Studio Daniel Libeskind, Architectural Designer

Mar 2005 - Aug 2007
 

Education 

University College London (UCL), Masters, Building and Urban Design in Development

Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
 

Design Academy Eindhoven, Humanitarian Design

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008
 

Louisiana State University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1999 - May 2004
 

Areas of Specialization 



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