Bartlett BSc Architecture Unit Four – Ana Monrabal Cook and Luke Pearson
Unit Four is driven by the relationship architects continue to develop towards drawing. And what it means to draw an “architecture” in a time where manufacturing processes and digital tools allow us to question the typical modes by which a building comes to a state of “resolution”. What are the aesthetic or stylistic choices that our saturated and image-led world might start to suggest for architectural form?
Ana Monrabal Cook
Ana is a Senior Architect at London based Architecture Studio ‘Roz Barr Architects’. She is registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) in the UK having studied at Oxford and Barcelona, completing her architectural training at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London with a Diploma with Distinction. After qualifying, she worked for design-led practices on projects ranging from private residential to commercial offices.
She combines professional practice with teaching at the Bartlett, UCL. She has worked with design research practice SmoutAllen as a design tutor for Bartlett Diploma Unit 11 and has run Bartlett Degree Unit 4 with Luke Pearson since 2009, with students being nominated for the RIBA Bronze and Silver Medal. She was recently invited to Mexico as a guest tutor for the Architecture School at ‘CEDIM’, Monterrey.
Luke is an architectural designer and researcher based in London, where he runs studios on both Undergraduate and Masters programmes at the Barlett School of Architecture, UCL. Luke completed his studies at the Bartlett where he was awarded the 2005 RIBA Bronze medal for his undergraduate work and received a Leverhulme Trust Grant towards his postgraduate studies. He is currently commencing a UCL funded PhD by Architectural Design looking at the expanding role of hand drawing in relation to new digital tools.
Luke has run Bartlett Degree Unit 4 with Ana-Monrabal Cook since 2009, and from 2010 he has taught a unit on the MArch AD/GAD programme, and has also run workshops at other institutions such as CITA at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. His personal research website Alephograph, investigates architectural drawing and work has been recently featured in publications such as Architect’s Sketchbooks, RIBA Journal and CLOG: Sci-Fi. In practice he was worked at Sir Peter Cook’s CRAB Studio, and for Pop Studio, a ‘think tank’ studio on behalf of Populous. In 2012 he was part of a team winning a commission for a £100,000 ‘Olympic Wonder’: The Universal Tea Machine, alongside Smout Allen, Sandra Youkhana and Iain Borden.