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Allan Atlee announced as new Dean of Academic Strategy

Written by Teleri Lloyd-Jones
Published date 22 January 2019

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Allan Atlee as Dean of Academic Strategy for Central Saint Martins.

Allan, who is presently our Associate Dean for Academic Development and Enhancement, will join three other Deans of Academic Strategy across the University. Working with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and the College executive team, Allan will lead on the development and delivery of UAL and College academic strategy.

Head of College, Jeremy Till, said:

“This is a broad-ranging and key role for the College. Allan showed a brilliant mix of value-led direction, strategic thinking and operational nous, and I am sure he will make a considerable contribution to the next stage of the College’s academic development.”

Allan Atlee, said:

I'm really chuffed to have been appointed to this new role at Central Saint Martins and excited to get started with colleagues in the College and across UAL. The extraordinary achievements and ambitions of Central Saint Martins students, staff and alumni make us really well placed to take advantage of new opportunities and at the same time adapt in response to the myriad uncertainties of our times.”

Allan has had a distinguished academic and professional career. He practiced in the fields of architecture and design in Glasgow, 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 Glasgow he also worked for NORD, an award winning multi-disciplinary design office which received international acclaim as one of the leading practices of its generation.

He then moved to be Head of the Canterbury School of Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts, where as well as providing academic leadership for architecture he led on a number of cross-university initiatives, including projects on inclusivity, placement learning and assessment feedback. He joined Central Saint Martins in 2017 as Associate Dean.