Allan Atlee

Head of School



Allan Atlee is Head of the UCA Canterbury School of Architecture where he provides academic leadership for a community comprising 500 students, and 50 staff. Prior to becoming Head of School, Allan held the posts of Associate Dean and Course Leader at UCA. Before joining the university in 2005, Allan taught at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow where he also practiced in the fields of architecture and design, and curated exhibitions including the Scottish contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2004. He was a founding member and director of Glasgow Letters on Architecture and Space (GLAS), a design co-operative based in the city, committed to promoting access to design and challenging forms of social and spatial segregation and exclusion . In 2004 GLAS won the inaugural National Achievement Award for Architecture in recognition of its contribution to the architecture community in Scotland. GLAS’ work has been published widely and exhibited in Berlin, Toronto, London and Glasgow. Allan also worked for NORD, an award winning multi-disciplinary design office. Its architecture, interior, product and exhibition design has been recognised with numerous awards including in 2006 Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year. Allan is currently Chair of the Swale Design Review Panel, part of the South East Panel, and is an external examiner at the Universities of Plymouth and Sheffield and at Norwich University of the Arts.