Justin De Syllas trained at the AA and the Bartlett Schools of Architecture in London. After working for a number of leading architectural practices and teaching for several years he joined Avanti Architects in 1985, where he was a director for 26 years. He acted as lead consultant for the Barrhead Health and Care Centre in Scotland and was the Avanti director in charge of the development, with Kennedy FitzGerald Architects, of designs for the Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre in Belfast and Portadown Health Centre, both in Northern Ireland. These, alongside seven projects by other architects, are featured as case studies in the book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Roderick Kemsley is founding Director of the award-winning architectural practice studioKAP, www.studioKAP.com, whose built work has been published in Germany, Japan, Italy, Scandinavia and the UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Christopher Platt is founding Director of studioKAP and Head and Professor of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Joy-Anne Fleming studied architecture at Dundee University and was the first recipient of the Eden Scholarship at the Architectural Association Graduate School, London. Her paper here is based on her Masters dissertation, which focused on the design of a low energy house for rural Northern Ireland inspired by the vernacular Irish cottage. She is currently in practice with Canaway Fleming in London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Albena Yaneva is a Reader in Architectural Studies at the University of Manchester, and Co-director of the Manchester Architecture Research Center. She holds a master degree in Sociology from École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1997) and a doctoral degree from École des Mines de Paris (2001). Her research draws on Actor-Network-Theory to explore fieldworks in architecture, industrial design, contemporary art, and museum studies. She is the author of Mapping Controversies in Architecture (Ashgate, 2012), The Making of a Building: A Pragmatist Approach to Architecture (Peter Lang, 2009), and Made by the Office for Metropolitan Design: An Ethnography of Design (010 Publishers, 2009). She is the guest editor of Understanding Architecture, Accounting Society, 2008 (special issue of Science Studies) and Traceable Cities, 2012 (special issue of City, Culture & Society). In 2010 she received the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-located Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
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