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Samuel Penn works and lives in the UK. He opened his office in 2016 and has taught at the University of Dundee, Robert Gordon University, Newcastle University, Wuhan University in China, the EPFL in Switzerland and at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In 2011 he co-founded the AE Foundation, which has achieved international recognition in events, exhibitions and publications.

1972 born in Fife, Scotland
1990—91 Art & Design (General Foundation) Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Certificate in Higher Education
1991—95 Interior & Environmental Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, BDes (hons.)
1998—01 Architecture, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, RIBA Part 1+2, BArch (hons.)
2001—03 Maccreanor Lavington Architects, London
2011— Co-founds AE Foundation (Foundation for Architecture and Education)
2016— Establishes own office

Projects
2019 Egyptian Halls, Alexander Thomson Society, Glasgow, competition
2018— Private house, Les Veaux, Deux-Sevres, commission (ongoing)
2017 Biel archive and ambulance headquarters, Biel Bienne, competition
2017 Double villa, Alexander Thomson Society, Glasgow, competition
2016 Riehenenergie Headquarters, Tamins, with Raphael Zuber, competition
2010 Tetrahedron, A room for London, London, competition
2010 Europan 10, Lerum, competition
2009 Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, Cheltenham, competition
2009 Twelve houses for Preston Guild, Preston, competition
2007 Office building, Preston, competition
2005—06 Visitor centre and landscape design, Murton Wildlife Trust, Forfar, commission
2005—06 Private house, St. Andrews, commission
2005—06 Tayside Recyclers warehouse, Dundee, commission
2004 Dundee Green Party headquarters, Dundee, commission

Architecture Offices
2001—03 Maccreanor Lavington Architects, London, architectural assistant
1997—98 Edward Cullian Architects, London, architectural assistant
1995—96 Burgess Adams Architects, Edinburgh, architectural assistant

Teaching
2011— Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, part-time lecturer
2018—19 School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, Newcastle, part-time teaching fellow
2017—18 Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Dundee and Wuhan University Joint Programme, Wuhan, ad-hoc lecturer
2015—16 School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, research associate
2012—13 School of Engineering and Architecture, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, guest lecturer
2007—11 Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, full-time lecturer
2003—07 Architecture & Urban Planning, University of Dundee, Dundee, part-time teaching fellow

Invited Events
2018 Living beside Water, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan, workshop
2014 Two Projects, University of Applied Sciences of Eastern Switzerland, Chur, lecture
2012 Nurture or Nature? Salon Suisse Collateral Programme, 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, panel discussion

Guest Critic
2017—18 ETH Zürich, Prof. Raphael Zuber
2015 Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Oslo, Prof. Raphael Zuber
2015—16 Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Lucerne, Prof. Natalie Plagaro Cowee, external examiner
2012 Bauhaus-Universität, Weimar, Prof. Wolfgang Christ
2009—10 Cass School of Architecture, London, James Payne and Nina Lundvall
2006 Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, New York, Prof. Michael Bell

Publications
2019 The lion / Beyond the sea, Four Projects by Raphael Zuber, Bucharest: Pelinu Books, p4-13, two essays
2019 Accounts: Lectures, Discussions and Interviews, 2011—2016, Bucharest: Pelinu Books, editor
2018 Valerio Olgiati, Projects 2009—2017, Basel: Simonett & Baer AG, copy-editor
2017 Fondation Beyeler Extension Building, Design Study, Basel: The Name Books, Dino Simonett, copy-editor
2016 Haratori Office Mathon, Basel: Simonett & Baer AG, copy-editor
2015 The Constructible Universe, Kazuo Shinohara, Edinburgh: 'Strevangers' Sleeper Publications, p127-131, essay
2014 Three Interviews, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Scotland+Venice 2014, editor
2014 Outsiders, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Scotland+Venice 2014, editor
2014 Island: eight houses for the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Edinburgh: AE Foundation, editor
2011 Teaching Architecture: three positions made in Switzerland, London: Building Design Magazine, article
2010 Scuola La Monda, Schoolhouse in Grono by Raphael Zuber, London: Building Design Magazine, article

Citations
2015 Braving the Elements, Pamela Buxton, London: RIBA Journal
2014 Scotland's endangered modernist architecture, Susan Mansfield, Edinburgh: The Scotsman
2013 What does History teach Architecture? Penny R Lewis, London: The Architects Journal
2004 Samuel Penn, Besucherspuren auf dem Trottoir, Annika Taube, Christoph Wiesner, Berlin: Neue Review 7

Exhibitions
2016 White Oil on Walnut, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh, solo show
2014 Outsiders, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, Scotland+Venice 2014, group exhibition
2014—15 Island: eight houses for the Isle of Harris, Whitespace, Edinburgh, Lighthouse, Glasgow, group exhibition
2011 Model Rooms, Gatehouse, University of St. Andrews, group exhibition
2005 Retracing, Bradshaw Art Space, University of Dundee, solo show
2004 Traces, Centre-space VRC, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Guestbook Gallery, Berlin, solo show

AE Foundation 2011—
The Foundation for Architecture and Education (AE Foundation) is an independent project that began in 2011 to promote architectural discussion, to generate insight and to encourage the exchange of ideas among an international community of practitioners. We organise lectures, panel discussions, interviews, exhibitions and publications. The foundation is directed by Samuel Penn and Dr. Penny Lewis with input from Dr. Cameron McEwan, Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde and Prof. Neil Gillespie. For more information please visit aefoundation.co.uk

2019 Accountability: Angela Deuber, Pascal Flammer, Oliver Lütjens, Thomas Padmanabhan, Hochparterre Bücher, Zürich, discussion
2019 Accounts: Lectures, Discussions and Interviews, 2011—2016, Bucharest: Pelinu Books, book
2019 Raphael Zuber, Bucharest, interview
2016 Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects, Zürich, interview
2016 Beauty: Angela Deuber, Adrien Verschuere, Andrea Zanderigo, The British Pavilion, Venice, discussion
2016 Values: Angela Deuber, Adrien Verschuere, Andrea Zanderigo, Architecture Fringe, Edinburgh University, discussion and lectures
2016 Fallacies: Shortlisted to curate the British Pavilion, 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, bid
2015 Raphael Zuber, Chur, interview
2015 Shortlisted to curate the British Pavilion, 2016 Venice Biennale
2015 Lifetime: Marie-José Van Hee and David Kohn, KU Leuven, Brussels, discussion and lecture
2014 Island: eight houses for the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Edinburgh: AE Foundation, exhibition catalogue
2014—15 Island: eight houses for the Isle of Harris (2014) Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh. (2015) The Lighthouse, Glasgow
2014 Emmanuel Petit, Sven—Olov Wallenstein, Dirk van den Heuvel, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, interviews
2014 Outsiders: Emmanuel Petit, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Dirk van den Heuvel, 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, lectures and discussion
2014 Subversives: Álvaro Siza, Sérgio Fernandez, Jorge Figueira, Bruno Silvestre, ESALA, Edinburgh, lectures and discussion
2014 Neil Gillespie, Edinburgh, interview
2014 Authorship: Laurent Stalder, Mario Carpo, Adrian Forty, François Charbonnet, Cass School of Architecture, London, discussion
2014 Houses: Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, lecture
2013 History: Irina Davidovici and Micha Bandini, Jonathan Sergison, Accademia di Mendrisio, lectures and discussion
2013 Resistenza: Luigi Snozzi and Daniel Serafimovski, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, lecture and discussion
2013 Luigi Snozzi, Aberdeen, interview
2013 Marcel Meili, Zürich, interview
2013 Co-initiators 'Porto Academy', Porto, Partners: Rodrigo da Costa Lima and Amélia Brandão Costa
2012 Project: Martino Tattara of DOGMA with Gabriele Mastrigli, ESALA, Edinburgh, lectures and discussion
2012 Jonathan Sergison, Venice, interview
2012 City: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, Aberdeen, lecture and discussion
2012 Model, Axiom, Locus, AE Foundation Graduate Programme, Dundee Contemporary Arts
2012 Buildings: Raphael Zuber and Christoph Gantenbein, Dundee Contemporary Arts, lectures and discussion
2012 Architecture: Rolf Jenni and Tom Weiss with Jan Kinsbergen, Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, lectures and discussion
2012 Peter Märkli, Zürich, interview
2012 Andrea Deplazes, Zürich, interview
2012 Christoph Gantenbein, Zürich, interview
2011 Pascal Flammer and Raphael Zuber, Solothurn, interview
2011 Beat Consoni, St. Gallen, interview
2011 Pompidou: Mike Davies and Kester Rattenbury, ESALA, Edinburgh, lecture and discussion
2011 Doubt: Neil Gillespie and Professor John Haldane, Baxter Park Pavilion, Dundee, lectures and discussion