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Thomas Deckker

Thomas Deckker

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Biography

Thomas Deckker is an architect practising in London and Brasília, and an academic with research interests in architecture, landscape and urban design. He has been both a studio and academic teacher in schools of architecture in the UK.

Thomas Deckker holds an MSc from University College London, and a Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association, London. He has many years experience as an architect and urban designer in Brazil and the UK. He is a Fellow of the Geddes Institute of Urban Design at the University of Dundee and a member of the research steering committee of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art, London. 

Thomas Deckker was a Visiting Research Fellow at the King's Brazil Institute from January 2014 to December 2016.

Research

His research interests include architecture and urban design in Brazil in general and the city of Brasília in particular. He has travelled extensively in Brazil and is working on a long-term research project on the origin and history of Brasília.

He has published numerous articles on architecture and urban design in Architecture Research Quarterly (Cambridge University Press), Architectural Design, the Encyclopaedia of Architectural Technology and Relating Landscape to Architecture (Routledge 1999), and was editor of The Modern City Revisited (Routledge 2000). His work has been exhibited at the University of Dundee and the Royal Institute of British Architects, London.