David Chapman
David Chapman

David Chapman

Associate Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491380
E1005 Luleå

My career in architecture and planning is distinguished by a longstanding commitment to working jointly in practice and academia. In practice, I have delivered several flagship design projects with leading urban and architectural practices, including Koetter Kim and Associates, Urban Initiatives, and Foster and Partners. In academia, I have also been engaged with many leading academic institutions, including the Bartlett School of Planning, the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Luleå University of Technology.
In my work, I am continuously involved in urban projects, teaching, and research, and I draw together these experiences to develop my approach to contemporary practice and academic development.
I completed my PhD in Architecture from Luleå University of Technology (Sweden), Mphil in Town & Country Planning from the Bartlett (University College London, England) and Master of Architecture from the Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow University, Scotland), To date, I have been elected as a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA, UK), the Royal Town Planning Insitute (RTPI, UK), Building Architect SAR/MSA (Sweden) and Planning Architect FPR/MSA (Sweden).

Design Awards

Royal Town Planning Institute, Urban Design Network Award, 2011 (Royal Town Planning Institute)

Royal Town Planning Institute, Planning Awards for Small Planning Consultancy of the Year, 2010 (Royal Town Planning Institute)

Scottish Government Awards for best practice in community regeneration, 2009 (Scottish Government)

Scottish Government and Royal Town Planning Institute, Awards for Quality in Planning, 2009 (Scottish Government)

Francis Tibbalds Award (Urban Design): Scotswood Expo Masterplan, 2008 (Urban Design Group)

New NATO Headquarters, 2003, NATO, 3rd prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)

Concept plan competition for the West Kowloon reclamation area, 2002, Hong Kong Government, 1st prize (Norman Foster and Partners)

Nanjing Xianlin University City Central Area Competition, 2002, Nanjing, 1st prize (Koetter, Kim & Associates)

Student Competition for improving the identity of a village, town or part of a city,1997, International Federation for Housing and Planning, Netherlands, 1st prize

Trustee & Panel Memberships

Royal Town Planning Institute (2012 – 2015), Trustee: Planning Summer School

Architecture + Design Scotland (2010 – 2011), Design Review Panel

Local Government Improvement Service, (2007 – 2011), Design Awareness Training Panel

Architecture + Design Scotland (2006 – 2010) Project Enabling Panel

Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2007 – 2010) Delivery Panel: CABE Summer School

South West Regeneration Centre (2005 – 2008) Preferred Learning Providers Panel

Commision for Architecture and the Built Environment (2004 – 2005) Design Code Enabling Panel

Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency (2001 – 2003) Renaissance Panel Member


Conference paper

Arctic Urbanization and Climate Change (2020)

Chapman. D
Part of: Winter Cities Conference; Irkutsk National Research Technical University, 1-23 february 2020, Siberia, Russia., 2020
Conference paper

Climate change and human behaviour (2020)

Understanding modal choice in a rapidly urbanising Arctic
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Part of: Local or Global Arctic?, Multi-scaled considerations of connections and remoteness in climate-impacted communities, 2020
Article in journal

Perceived impact of meteorological conditions on the use of public space in winter settlements (2020)

Larsson. A, Chapman. D
International journal of biometeorology, Vol. 64, nr. 4, s. 631-642
Article, book review

Cities in time, temporary urbanism and the future of the city (2019)

Chapman. D
Part of: Journal of Urban Design
Conference paper

Climate change and human behaviour (2019)

Understanding modal choice in a rapidly urbanising Arctic
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Part of: Adaptation to Climate Change, 2019