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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
T3057 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

During my career, I have worked on a number of architecture and urban design competitions. This has led to a range of awards from the Royal Town Planning Institute, Scottish Government, Francis Tibbalds, NATO, Hong Kong Government, and International Federation for Housing and Planning, Netherlands.

Trustee & Panel Memberships

During the last years, I have been a trustee and sat on panels for the Royal Town Planning Institute, Architecture + Design Scotland, Local Government Improvement Service, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, South West Regeneration Center, and Yorkshire Forward Regional Development Agency .

Research Projects

At present, my research projects are funded by Formas, Vinnova, and the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat.



Förstudie för Centrum för planering för Gång (2022)

Johansson. C, Lindelöw. D, Chapman. D, Nilsson. F, Berggård. G
Chapter in book

Designing winter cities (2021)

Arctic urbanisation and Asian mobilities consumption
Chapman. D, Lee. Y, Larsson. A
Part of: Asian Mobilities Consumption in a Changing Arctic
Article in journal

Is climate a modifier and shape-giver in urban morphology? (2021)

Chapman. D
Urban morphology, Vol. 25, nr. 1, s. 93-95
Article in journal

Practical urban planning for winter cycling (2021)

lessons from a Swedish pilot study
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Journal of Transport and Health, Vol. 21
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