Department of
Architecture and Built Environment

Image of Katharina Borsi

Katharina Borsi

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering



Dr Katharina Borsi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment. She is the course director for the MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2) and runs the MArch Studio Urban Mediations.

Katharina studied architecture at the Technical University in Berlin and the Bartlett School of Architecture. She worked for Foster and Partners Architects and Designers on projects in the City of London such as 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin) and Sainsbury Headquarters. She received a MA from the Histories and Theories of Architecture before embarking on a PhD focusing on the urban typology of the Berlin block.

Katharina taught in the Histories and Theories Graduate Programme at the AA. She also taught Architectural History, Urban Theory and Design Studio at Diploma and Master level at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow before joining the University of Nottingham in 2007. From 2007 to 2011 she led the MArch in Urban Design before before taking on her current role of Director of the MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2). She played a key role in the accreditation and validation of the programme by the relevant professional bodies in the UK (Architects' Registration Board and Royal Institute of British Architects) and contributed to the redesign of the curriculum towards its conversion to a recognized MArch in Architecture with Part 2 exemption.

Katharina's research interests encompass the history and theory of architecture and urbanism, sustainable and resilient cities, design research and urban design consultancy.

In 2015 Katharina was appointed as an External Examiner for the BArch Architecture Sheffield Hallam University.

Department of Architecture and Built Environment

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14184