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December 03, 2020 Thursday 11:40:13 AM IST

Peter Russell to lead SIGS Institute of Future Human Habitats

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Tsinghua University and Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School (Tsinghua SIGS) have announced the appointment of Professor Peter Russell as Dean of the Institute of Future Human Habitats (iFHH). Russell is a Canadian-born architect, educator, researcher and administrator with rich experience in architectural education in North America and Europe, specialising in the development and application of computation in the built environment.

Russell holds a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University and is a registered architect in Europe. He has been Professor of Computation in Architecture at both RWTH Aachen University, Germany and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. In addition to his education and research, Russell has served as Dean in both faculties and worked to advance architectural pedagogy as part of that mandate.

On December 2, a ceremony was held to appoint Russell as Dean of the iFHH. Tsinghua SIGS Executive Dean Gao Hong, CPC Committee Secretary Wu Xiaofeng, Associate Deans Zhang Chuanjie and Chan Wai Kin (Victor), Executive Deputy Director of the iFHH Xu Weiguo, and others attended the ceremony.