Areas of Expertise
Housing, Research, Sustainability
Dr Gillian Horn is an architect, committed to interdisciplinary design and the valuable contribution of research in design and in practice.
She studied at Cambridge University and Harvard Graduate Design School. Gillian was a partner of Penoyre & Prasad for 15 years; a design-led practice recognised with many design and sustainability awards. She now concentrates on research, writing and teaching, having completed her doctoral thesis in 2019 on the schism between elite and popular taste, focused on attitudes to volume-built houses.
Dr Gillian Horn is currently Visiting Professor in Interdisciplinary Practice at the University of Reading, under an award from the Royal Academy of Engineering, and has taught at many schools of architecture including the Architectural Association and Cambridge University. Gillian has many years of experience in Design Review and chairs numerous panels. She was a Trustee of the Design Council from 2019 – 2022 and is a ‘Wise Friend’ advisor to Urban Design London. Gillian is also a regular external examiner, awards judge and speaker at conferences and in mainstream media.