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Michael Stacey
Michael Stacey
Professor - Chair in Architecture, The Nottingham School of Architecture
University of Nottingham

Michael Stacey is Chair in Architecture at the University of Nottingham, and Convenor of Michael Stacey Architects. His professional life combines practice, research, writing and teaching. His portfolio of projects and products demonstrates a commitment to design excellence, which has been recognised by national and international awards, including twice winning the Shapemakers Award for the innovative use of aluminium, a Bureau International du Beton Award and an award form the Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England. Key projects include: East Corydon Station, Flexihouse 2013, Thames Water Tower, Enschede Integrated Transport Interchange, Art House in Chelsea, Expertex Textile Centrum and Ballingdon Bridge. He is the author of a wide range of publications and books including: Component Design, 2001, Digital Fabrication, 2004, Concrete: a studio design guide, 2011 and Prototyping Architecture, 2013. For the International Aluminium Institute [IAI] he authored the exemplar case study architecture of the Aluminium Story, http://greenbuilding.world-aluminium.org/, which are available in French, Chinese and English. Themes within his research include: architecture as a discipline, digital fabrication, form finding, offsite manufacture, façade systems, tectonics, durability, emergent materials, sociology of architecture, zero carbon architecture and human ecology. Current research includes Towards Sustainable Cities for the IAI. This research programme seeks to quantify the in use benefits of aluminium in architecture and the built environment, starting with aluminium and durability.

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