Professor LeJeune @TU Delft

Professor LeJeune @TU Delft

By Silvia Alvarez

Professor LeJeune @TU Delft

By Silvia Alvarez
Receives Doctorate Degree, Leads Lecture, and Publishes Work

On May 17 2019, Professor Jean-François Lejeune was awarded his doctorate degree (Ph.D.) from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft in the Netherlands. The dissertation, Built Utopias in the Countryside: The Rural and the Modern in Franco’s Spain, was supervised by Prof. Dr. Carola Hein and Dr. Herman van Bergeijk, both from the faculty at TU Delft. The review panel also included Prof. Jean-Louis Cohenn (New York University), Prof. Carlos Sambricio (ETS Arquitectura Madrid), Prof. Hartmut Frank (Hafen City University Hamburg), Dr. Eric Storm (Leiden University), and Prof. Vincent Nadin (TU Delft). A digital copy of the work is available on demand at the Delft University. The ensuing book will be published by DOM Publishers in Berlin (2020) under the title The Modern Village: Rural Utopia and Modernity in Franco’s Spain.

For more information on the thesis: TUDelft 

Also in May, Lejeune delivered papers at the Royal College of Architecture in Stockholm, and at Università La Sapienza in Rome. Professor Jaime Correa and he participated in a paper session (see next story: Courtyards) organized by architect Ken Treister at the AIA Florida Convention (July 26th) in Orlando, Florida. Professor Lejeune’s essay “Sabaudia: Foundation, Growth, and Critical Memory in the Last Italian City,” was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in the book Iconic Planned Communities and the Challenge of Change, edited by Mary Sies and Isabelle Gournay, both professors at the University of Maryland.

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