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Prof Colin Fournier
Appointment
  • Emeritus Professor of Architecture & Urban Planning
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • The Bartlett School
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
 
 
Biography
Colin Fournier, born in 1944, was educated at the Architectural Association in London. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture and Urbanism and Principal Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London (UCL), where he was, for the last 15 years, Director of the MArch in Urban Design, and is currently Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Prof. Fournier was an associate member of the famous experimental design group Archigram Architects and was for many years the Planning Director of the Ralph M. Parsons Company in Pasadena, California, USA, in which capacity he has designed and implemented a number of major urban design projects in the Middle East, in particular the new town of Yanbu in Saudi Arabia. He was Bernard Tschumi’s partner for the design of the Parc de la Villette in Paris and co-author, with Sir Peter Cook, of the Graz Kunsthaus in Austria, a radical museum of modern art in the city of Graz, Austria, that was completed in 2003 as part of the “cultural capital of the year” programme, and has received a considerable amount of international recognition. The Austrian Goldener Ehrenzeichen medal was awarded to him in 2005 by the Governor of Styria for his role as Partner in Charge of this project. His recently completed project “Open Cinema” was built in Guimarães, Portugal, European Cultural Capital of the Year for 2012 and has been selected as an Associated Project for the 2013 Architecture Triennale in Lisbon. He is currently Chair/ Principal of TETRA X where he continues to research and conducts works on city. Colin had been appointed by the West Kowloon Cultural Development Authority (WKCDA) as President of the Jury for the M+ Museum Competition.
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