Rachel ARMSTRONG

Professor of Experimental Architecture
Newcastle University - United Kingdom

Biography

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at Newcastle University and an internationally acclaimed academic and interdisciplinary pioneer, innovating environmental solutions for the built environment. She holds a First Class Honours degree with two academic prizes from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, was admitted as a Member to the Royal College of New Zealand General Practitioners, as well as holding a Ph.D. from the University of London (Bartlett School of Architecture).
Winner of the English Women’s Awards, North, for Services to Science and Technology, 2019, profiled in the RIBA Journal, 2018, a Rising Waters II Fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (April-May 2016), Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society (2016), TWOTY futurist 2015, and a 2010 Senior TED Fellow.
Director and founder of the Experimental Architecture Group (EAG), her work has been published internationally. She was coordinator for the FET Open Living Architecture project, co-ordinator for the ALICE Innovation Fund project, a Rising Waters II Fellow with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (April-May 2016), TWOTY futurist 2015, Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a 2010 Senior TED Fellow.