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University of Cambridge UK
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Urban Analyst, Architecture, art, alchemy, emotions and environment, psychology and space, phenomenology, urban public space, symbolic meaning of gardens
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About Me

Semi-retired University Lecturer in Architecture

Lorna has practised architecture intermittently since 1980; in New York at SOM, small firms, and independently in Canada and the UK.

She was a full time Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Cambridge for sixteen years from 1989–2005, in the roles of ; as a Tutor, Director of Studies, Supervisor, and Examiner. Lorna taught the core course of Architectural Design Studio, and lectured in the history and theory of urban public space and garden design philosophy. She continued consulting work at the Department as an Affiliated Lecturer with IDBE, until 2009.

She has conducted in-depth studies on the planning principles of New York City and Central Park, as well as Rome and Environs. These have been approached from history, theory, and philosophy perspectives with a view towards informing contemporary design of urban public space. In particular, she studies the relationships between the planning of gardens and the planning of cities (eg: NYC and Central Park), and how the two can inform each other about sustainable and contemporary public space issues; including urban theatricality. She welcomes research communication and/or proposals on urban public space internationally and/or specifically, New York’s Broadway and various public and green spaces, as well as investigations into Roman urban public space.

Lorna has also completed an advanced training and practiced in Body Psychotherapy. She integrates her architecture and psychotherapy work into Environmental Psychology; working with issues such as environment and emotions, spatiality and perception.

She has lectured, published and exhibited her work internationally, most notably in New York: at the Whitney Museum NYC, The Cooper Union, and Art Forum; in London at the Architectural Association (AA Files); and in Cambridge UK at The Fitzwilliam Museum.

Lorna was a Fellow in Architecture at Lucy Cavendish College for twenty years from 1989–2009. She is now an Emeritus Fellow of LCC.

Graduate of University of Cambridge in the History, Theory, and Philosophy of Architecture.

Recent Publications

See Academia Edu, Linked In, and my website

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Italian Renaissance processional routes and gardens.
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History