Stephen Cairns

Stephen Cairns is Director of Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) in Singapore, Professor in Architecture at ETH Zürich and Principal Investigator of the Urban-Rural Systems project at FCL. He completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne where he was also appointed as a lecturer. He took up a senior lectureship at the University of Edinburgh, and was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urbanism there in 2009. He is a designer, writer and teacher who is motivated by a curiosity about buildings, cities and society and how design, as a discipline and practice, can catalyse innovative and sustainable relationships between them