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University of Westminster
Guedes Apartment, São Paulo [photo by Michael Frantzis]
Research Committee 2015 -
King's College London
Praça do Tres Poderes, Brasília
Visiting Researcher 2014 -
The University of Dundee
Dundee Waterfront 2012
Fellow, Geddes Institute of Urban Research 2013 -
The University of Dundee
Landscape Research Unit: 2007/2008
Visiting Fellow 2007 - 2013
Universität Liechtenstein
Workshop: 1999/2000
Workshops 1996-2004
EuropaForum
Sarajevo Workshop: 1997
Workshop in Sarajevo 1997
The University of East London
The
Atelier Project in
Teaching
The Atelier Project in Teaching
The University of East London
Degree Unit G 1998/99
Degree Unit G 1991-1999
The University of East London
Visual Studies, First Year 1991-1994
Visual Studies, First Year 1991-1994
Architectural Association
AA Diploma 11 1988-89: End of Year Exhibition
Tutor, Diploma School 1988-1989
Atelier Project in Teaching
The Atelier Project in Teaching

Thomas Deckker is both a teacher of architecture and involved in the principles of architectural education and curriculum development. He is currently an Visiting Researcher of the Brazil Institute, King's Colege London and a Fellow of the Geddes Institute for Urban Reserach, The University of Dundee. He is also on the research oversight committee of "Public Spaces and the Role of the Architect" research project in the School of Architecture at the University of Westminster.

Thomas Deckker was invited to become a Visiting Fellow in the School of Architecture at the The University of Dundee. He ran Degree Unit G at the University of East London between 1991 and 1999. During this time he evolved a teaching programme which focussed on developing the students' direct experiences of architecture.

A video for The Atelier Project in Teaching demonstrates the ethos and practices of the Unit from both the teachers' and students' viewpoints.

Thomas Deckker based his conference paper on architectural education at the First International Seminar on the Teaching of the Built Environment [SIEPAC], University of São Paulo, Brazil on his work in Degree Unit G.

Thomas Deckker also ran regular workshops in the School of Architecture at Universität Liechtenstein from 1996 to 2003.
Thomas Deckker is proud to have been an integral part of three important initiatives in architectural education:
as the leader, with Christoph Langhof, of the first visit by a European school of architecture to the Moscow Institute of Architecture at a critical junction in its history - the end of the Soviet Union and the first opening to Europe

as the originator and leader of the first visit by a European school of architecture to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa. Thomas Deckker published an analysis of the importance of land art to architecture in 'Land Art: City Architecture' in Issues [University of East London 2000].

as the leader, with Elden Croy and Graeme Little, and in conjunction with the Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, of the first post-siege visit by a European school of architecture to Sarajevo. Thomas Deckker published a photographic study "Sarajevo: post siege" by Elden Croy and Graeme Little in Issues [University of East London 2000].
Thomas Deckker acknowledges the role that the success of these three initiatives played in opening the way to other schools and forms of participation.