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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.


Article in journal

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

Chapman. D
Urban morphology
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 as Urban Morphology (2020)

The case for winter cities
Chapman. D
Paper presented at : NAF/NAAR Symposium 2020 & 12th Annual Symposium of Architectural research (ATUT2020), 22-23 October, 2020, Oulu, Finland
Conference paper

Climate change and human behaviour (2020)

Understanding modal choice in a rapidly urbanising Arctic
Chapman. D, Larsson. A
Part of: Arctice Frontiers Science, Theme 4: Local or Global Arctic?, 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