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Mr Jonathan Kendall
Appointment
  • Senior Teaching Fellow
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

I am a qualified architect, having trained at Manchester and the Bartlett. The formative experience of living and working in Tokyo inspired my interest in the city as a phenomenon and scale of operation, and I have
specialised in urban projects for many years, both academically and in practice. In addition to my role at the Bartlett, I am a partner and director of urban design at Fletcher Priest Architects, where I have led a wide range of significant projects.  I have been working for nearly a decade on the Stratford City masterplan, one of Europe’s most important urban regeneration schemes, which successfully adapted to host the Athletes Village for the 2012 Olympics. Other high profile projects include the designs for the new urban centre of Riga, Latvia, on the edge of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. The project was originally won in international competition and has subsequently been adopted into the city’s legal development framework. Our proposals for the transformation of the heart of the European District were runners-up in a major competition organised by the European Commission in partnership with the city and region of Brussels.  Current projects include the early stages of large scale proposals for sites in St Petersburg, Russia and a number of locations across the UK.

Teaching Summary

I have been teaching on the MArch Urban Design programme since it was established in 1999. Over that time, I have taught large numbers of students from a wide range of professional backgrounds, encouraging the development of urban proposals that operate at all scales from the regional to the tactile. My particular interests include the relationships between infrastructures, networks and systems of the city and their impacts on social structures. The work of students I have taught often aligns with these themes, but my primary focus has been to support and encourage each individual to develop design proposals that derive from their personal preoccupations and areas of research investigation. I have given lectures at universities, spoken at conferences and events and contributed to publications within the UK and internationally.

Academic Background
1999 Dip. Diploma – Architecture University College London
1995 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Architecture Victoria University of Manchester
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