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David Gloster

Profile of David Gloster

Educational Qualifications
M.Sc., History of Technology, London

Diploma of the Imperial College, Imperial College London, London
Department of Interior Design
Subjects taught
22UIDC02C01 – Design Criticism and Aesthetics
20BDFI04E01 – Psychology & Human Behaviour
20BDFI04E06c – Sustainable Environments
20BDFI04C07 – Interior & Furniture Design Studio 2
20BDFI06C06 – Emerging Technologies
20BDFI06C07 – Interior & Furniture Design Studio 4
22MDIE02C05 -Urban: Society & Furniture
22MDIE02C06 – Studio 2: Phygital Environments
Subject Specialization (UG/PG)
Architectural Technologies, Materiality and theory, Narrative Content of Architecture and Art
David Gloster is a chartered architect, with more than 43 years of experience, educated at the Architectural Association (AA) and Imperial College, London. As Director of Education at the Royal Institute of British Architects between 2006-2021, he was responsible for defining and maintaining the academic standards in over 110 schools of architecture globally. David has visited schools of architecture in many countries including Azerbaijan, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Peru, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and the USA. Besides running his own practice for over a decade, David has worked at Pollard Thomas and Edwards, and Levitt Bernstein (among others) and taught at the AA, London South Bank University, the Hogeschool Arnhem (Netherlands), and Hanoi Architecture University (north Vietnam); David is currently a Diploma Commissioner at the University of Architecture and Urbanism, Ion Mincu in Bucharest, Romania. Recently, he has actively contributed to the Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, an international think tank envisioning the reset of urban design and architectural education in a postpandemic world.
His publications include The Routledge Companion to Architectural Pedagogies of the Global South (2021: chapter); How to Thrive at Architecture School (2020: endnote); Defining Contemporary
Professionalism (2019: chapter); 101 Things We Didn’t Learn in Architecture Schools (2019: chapter); Architecture: A Gendered Profession (2016: chapter); Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education and the British Tradition (2015: foreword); Architecture Live Projects: Pedagogy into Practice (2014: chapter); Danube Delta Research Centre, Murighol, Romania (2012: foreword); RIBA Education
Yearbook (annual 2009-20: editor).