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Dr Doreen Bernath

Doreen is the course leader of the BA (Hons) Architectural Studies, the coordinator of undergraduate architectural history and theory and a PhD supervisor at the School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Role within the School

Senior Lecturer


Bachelor of Architecture (Cambridge), Master of Architecture (Cambridge), Doctor of Philosophy (Architectural Association)


Doreen is a theorist in architecture and visual culture. In addition to her role at our University she also teaches at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London and the University College London (UCL) Bartlett School of Architecture. She has worked as an architect in London, Shanghai and Taipei. Since 2006, she has taught design and theory courses at different levels and initiated research projects across universities in the UK, Germany, Costa Rica, China and Taiwan.


History and theories of design; visual culture and representation; transcultural studies, media theories and advanced digital architecture.

Selected Publications

Doreen was an editor of Scroope 13, the architectural journal of the University of Cambridge. Her articles and design research have appeared in Time+Architecture magazine in China, Dialogue magazine in Taiwan, in the research journal of the Asia Centre at the London School of Economics, in the Architectural Association’s Fulcrum, and in Revistarquis, the architectural journal of the University of Costa Rica.


Doreen was awarded the RIBA doctoral studies scholarship in 2005. Her thesis was shortlisted as one of four finalists for the RIBA President’s Research Awards in 2011.

School of Architecture Contact

Andrew Wilson - Head of Architecture
Postal Address
Building B - Broadcasting Place
Woodhouse Lane