Prof. P.J. Russell
Dipl.-Ing. Architect, M.Arch. B.E.D.S.
Professor of Computation in Architecture - TU Delft
Peter Russell explores and develops cross-faculty research in the field of Computation in Architecture. This initiative aims to give momentum to research and education on intelligent buildings and cities, and building information modelling.
Peter Russell was dean of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment until 2018. Before this, Peter Russell was Professor of Computer Supported Planning in Architecture (CAAD) at the RWTH Aachen University. He is a partner in architectural practice IP Arch GmbH and serves as vice-chairman of the German Architecture Dean's Council (DARL). From 2012 to 2013 he served on the Council of the Association for European Education in Architecture (AEEA/EAAE). He is also a founding member of the newly formed European architectural research network ARENA.
Russell holds a bachelor in Environmental Design Studies from the Technical University of Nova Scotia, where he also obtained a master’s degree in Architecture. His research encompasses Building Information Modelling, Intelligent Buildings and Ambient Assisted Living. In 2010 he chaired the Research Evaluation Committee for Architecture and Urban Planning in the Netherlands, which undertook a combined assessment of the research programmes and institutes at TU/e and TU Delft. He was also part of the Organising Committee for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, where TU Delft’s 'Prêt-à-Loger' came third.