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    Programme Director Architectural Design
    University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture

Gilles Retsin is the founder of Gilles Retsin Architecture, a young award-winningLondon based architecture and design practice. The practice has developed numerous provocative proposals for international competitions, qualifying most recently as one of the finalists for the international competition for the New National Gallery in Budapest. Gilles graduated from the Architectural Association in London. Prior to founding his own practice, he worked in Switzerland as a project architect with Christian Kerez, and in London with Kokkugia. Alongside his practice, Gilles directs a research cluster at UCL/ the Bartlett school of Architecture, and he is also a senior lecturer at the University of East-London. He has been invited professor at the Texas A&M University, and has lectured and acted as guest critic in numerous universities internationally, most notably ETH Zurich and KTH Stockholm. His work has been acquired by the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has exhibited internationally in museums such as the Museum of Art and Design in New York and has been been awarded with the Best Emerging Research Award at Acadia 2016 Posthuman Frontiers.