Dr Raymond J. Cole

Dr Raymond J. Cole

Although Dr Raymond J. Cole’s education is in engineering and science, he has spent the majority of his career in the field of architectural research and education.

He is an Emeritus Professor and past-Director of the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia and past Academic Director of UBC¹s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability.

Dr Cole holds the designation of North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor and UBC Distinguished University Scholar.

Latest Commentaries

Publishing Books: Some Advice and Warnings

Philip Steadman (University College London) has authored a dozen books over 50 years. Reflecting on his own experiences, he offers some advice to new authors planning to publish books about architecture and building.

Christopher Alexander and 'Notes on the Synthesis of Form'

Philip Steadman (University College London) revisits and critiques this influential book by Christopher Alexander (1936-2022). Its method relies in part on the mathematics of set and graph theory, together with a computer technique for analysing complex systems and dividing them into their component sub-systems.