Director at Jan Kattein Architects | the UKJan Kattein, DipArch, MArch, PhD, FIPM is an author, lecturer and practitioner who lives in London. After completing a degree, postgraduate diploma, and a master’s in architecture at the Bartlett, he worked in social housing before pursuing a brief career in theatre design. In 2004 he finally established his own studio, Jan Kattein Architects. Jan’s PhD thesis ‘The Architecture Chronicle: Diary of an Architectural Practice’ – which was published as a book by Routledge – critically reflects on the role of the architect and cements his interest in open and inclusive forms of design practice. Jan’s research has established the methodology that characterises his studio's work. A lecturer in Architecture and Engagement at UCL, Jan is also a fellow of the Institute of Place Management at the Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and a registered architect in the UK and the Netherlands. His contribution transcends disciplinary boundaries and includes writing, speaking, architecture, design, and urbanism. Today, Jan Kattein Architects is recognised internationally as one of the leading placemaking and participatory design practices with award-winning projects that are celebrated for their spatial and civic accomplishments.