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Dunlop expands overseas commitments with Mahlum lecture role

February 19 2010

Dunlop expands overseas commitments with Mahlum lecture role
Alan Dunlop has been confirmed as the 2010 Mahlum Endowed Lecturer at the University of Washington, Department of Architecture in the College of the Built Environments, Seattle.

This annual event is designed to promote contemporary design issues and “get great people with great ideas to talk about their work”.

Dunlop will deliver a public lecture at the University of Washington on the evening of April 13.  In addition the architect will present a more informal talk at Mahlum’s office and engage with students through participation in an architecture studio review.

It is the latest in a series of overseas engagements to be undertaken by the gm+ad partner following appointment to the Victor L Regnier Chair of Kansas State University and a planned public lecture at the Bauhaus School in July.

Dunlop is also committed to the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture through his role as a visiting professor.


Sean Gaule
#1 Posted by Sean Gaule on 19 Feb 2010 at 16:50 PM
Having Alan as a tutor in Scott Sutherland is interesting, the studio environment is challenging and intellectual with a focus on making the ordinary extraordinary. Alan has been encouraging in our development of a new town for Edinburgh. If you would like to see more click on
Comments and criticisms are all welcome. We would love to hear from you.
Challenging Forth
#2 Posted by Billy on 19 Feb 2010 at 17:29 PM
As mentioned before Alan currently tutors a Masters Unit at Scott Sutherland in Aberdeen. He really has pushed us in a direction that challenges the ordinary which leads to exciting and interesting responses.

Please check out our blog and feel free to comment on what I'm sure is one of the few imaginative responses in designing a New Town at the moment...

Alan knows how good architecture can be and how good architecture should be. His lecture and other engagements will be well worthwhile to check out!
#3 Posted by Jo.T on 20 Feb 2010 at 08:43 AM
What is all this rubbish in the Architects Journal about Scottish Architects being nervous then? Good for you Alan, well done Seattle is a great place, you will enjoy it.
#4 Posted by gs on 20 Feb 2010 at 11:55 AM
murray dunlop seem to be carrying the flag for scotland abroad at the moment. well done:-) i visited hazelwood schools on doors open day and loved it, my son is at the royal blind school in edinburgh. the teachers are great but how nice it would be if he attended your school.

p.s what a stupid thing for richard murphy to say i agree scottish architects are capable but if he or any get something out of the victoria and albert competition on their own then it will be a big surprise.
Eric Knight
#5 Posted by Eric Knight on 20 Feb 2010 at 15:17 PM
To be fair to Richard Murphy, he has done a lot for architecture in Scotland too, although has a bit to prove after Haymarket and doubt still exits over his ability to do a building of some scale. A large museum project may well be beyond him on his own.

Back to the story, well done Alan. I agree Hazelwood is a lovely project, great architecture but so is the Radisson Hotel in my view. Only the cornerstone project has not lived up to your high standards lately.
#6 Posted by Jo.T on 21 Feb 2010 at 19:52 PM
The school for blind children is brilliant with some great images on
I agree with you about the Cornerstone project and also the work at the second phase Glasgow harbour. Admittedly it is an improvement on the first phase but a bit of a let down overall. Still good news.
Josh Winter
#7 Posted by Josh Winter on 27 Feb 2010 at 00:39 AM
As one of the architecture students from Kansas State University, I have found it extremely rewarding to work with Alan Dunlop as the Victor L Regnier Chair. Our studio has been involved closely with studying and analyzing the Hazelwood School to create a residential center for the young adults of the school. Visiting with Alan and having him be a part of our studio development has been a great experience. We are all grateful for his interest and commitment in sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

If you would like to see more about the project we have been working on with Alan, please visit

the glasgow studio

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