Professor Alan Pert
M’Arch RIBA FRIA FRIAS ARB AIA
The principal of the Northern Office for Research and Design (NORD), Alan Pert is an architect, educator and researcher.
Alan Pert established NORD in June 2002 with fellow director Robin Lee. They founded NORD with the intention of channeling their skills into more diverse design challenges and developing a more research centred approach to their work. After graduating, Alan worked for two years with GMW & Partners in Berlin from 1993-95, where he worked on the refurbishment of the Hellerau Theatre in Dresden.
In 1996 Alan returned to Glasgow and the following year became one of the founding members and a director of Zoo Architects and was a key member of the team working on the Tramway redevelopment project in Glasgow which won the R.I.A.S Architecture Grand Prix for best public building in 2001, in the same year Alan was awarded the Scottish Design Awards’ ‘Young Architect Of The Year’, the premier award for young architects in Scotland.
In May 2007 Alan Pert was appointed Professor of Research at the department of Architecture at University of Strathclyde. In the same year Alan was appointed visiting Professor at Canterbury school of Architecture. As Director of Research Alan has recently established the Centre for Community Practice. The Centre is committed to sharing the lessons learnt from our research and development in order to inform positive change in the architectural design process.