Curriculum Vitae

Tomaž Pipan is an academic and a practitioner. He finished his 5-year postgraduate course in architecture on the Faculty for architecture in Ljubljana. He continued his education in England where in 2008 he successfully completed his masters degree of Landscape Urbanism at the prestigious Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London. His design research project combining industry and agriculture was awarded honours degree. In 2014 he received his PhD from London Metropolitan University. His doctoral thesis "Capacity of Industry for Civic Culture" is an in-depth study of industrial models of urbanization and their limits in sustainability.

education

2011 – 2014

London Metropolitan University, The CASS, London, UK
PhD

2014

The Higher Education Academy, London, UK
Associate Fellow

2007 - 2008

Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, UK
MA in Landscape Urbanism

1997 - 2005

Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Diploma in Architecture - dipl. ing. arh. (5 year accredited professional degree - RIBA part 2 equivalent)

work experience

2009 – 2010

London Metropolitan University, The CASS, London, UK
Unit Tutor (Unit 8)

2008 – 2011

Gustafson and Porter, London, UK
Urban Designer and Architect

2006 – 2007

CHORA, London, UK,
Urban Designer and Architect (project design and management)

2006 – 2007

London Metropolitan University, The CASS, London, UK
Unit Assistant (Unit 8)

2005 – 2006

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Course Assistant (Architecture of the City)

2003 – 2006

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Digital Representation Techniques (managing, organizing and teaching)

2001 – 2006

Elastik, Ljubljana Slovenia- Amsterdam Netherlands
Architect and Urban Designer

prizes and awards

Jan.2011
1st prize

Valencia Parque Central, Valencia, Spain
Landscape design, Gustafon and Porter

Jul.2011
award

Sustainable Design Award
Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund

Sep.2010
award

PhD Research Scholarship
Lecture at Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Sep.2010
award

Vice Chancellors Scholarship
London Metropolitan University

Sep. 2006
award

MA Research Scholarship
Ministry of Culture, Slovenia

Jun.2006
2nd prize

Mixed Commercial Urban District, Guangzhou, China
Urban Design, Elastik

Apr.2004
3rd prize

Bonifika Primary School, Koper, Slovenia
Architecture and Landscape Design, Elastik

Mar.2003
3rd prize

Factory Refurbishment, Pontecagnano Faiano, Italy
Architecture and and Urban Design, Elastik

Sep.2001
3rd prize

School of Economics, Murska Sobota, Slovenia
Architecture and Landscape Design, Elastik

publications, lectures, workshops

Jun.2014
article

Teaching for Urban Complexity in Smart Cities
Scientific article and lecture on international conference "Smart urbanism: teaching sustainability". Faculty for Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Oct.2014
article

Territorial Compromises, Limits of Morphological and Civic Negotiation
Article in peer reviewed journal about reconciliation between top-down and "grass-roots" planning in China. Planum, The Journal of Urbanism, no. 29, vol. II/2004, ISSN 1723-0993.

Avg.2014
workshop

Future Cities: Reanimation Strategies for Tobačna Tovarna, Ljubljana
Organization and leading of an international workshop Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Apr.2013
lecture

Landscape Urbanism or Landscape Architecture
Lecture at Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mar.2013
jury

Architectural Association
Invited juror for interim presentation of Landscape Urbanism

Feb.2013
conference

Within the Limits of Scarcity: Rethinking Space, City and Practices
Paper presentation
Title: Limits of Morphological and Civic Negotiation

Nov.2012
conference

1st International conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience
Paper submission and poster presentation
Title: Resilient Topographies in Pearl River Delta

May.2012
workshop

Chengdu 5th ring as low carbon incubator
Organization and leading of international workshop
Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Jun.2011
lecture

Parametric Urbanism – Science or Fiction?
Lecture at Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Mar.2011
lecture

Urban Space and Landscape Architecture
Lecture at Academy of Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jan.2011
lecture

Landscape Urbanism – Method and Praxis
Lecture at Faculty of Architecture, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Jun.2010
paper

Imbedded Spatial Intelligence – Inherent Potential of Peri-urban Fabric in China
Conference paper on flexible urban organizations in China.
As Found, World in Denmark Conference 2010.

Mar.2010
workshop

Performative Models
Organization and support tutor for a cybernetic workshop on physical performative models.
London Metropolitan University, London, UK.

Jan.2010
article

Three Sustainabilities
Article on the Chinese speed of development and ways of making it sustainable.
306090, Sustain and Develop, Issue 13, Hong Kong, China.

Nov.2009
workshop

Scenario Games Xiamen
Organization and leading of international workshop
Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China.

Jan.2009
lecture

Towards the Incomplete Form
Lecture on adaptable urban material organizations.
In Between sessions, Amsterdam, Netherland

Dec.200
lecture

Sustainable Development of Peri-urban Areas in China
Lecture on UCL, China Planning Research Group.
UCL, London.

Jun.2008
article

Reading Pearl River Delta Through Rossi
Journal Urbani izzivi, Volume 18, No. 1,
Urban planning Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2008.

Dec.2007
exhibition

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture
Exhibition of the Landscape Urbanism course from AA,
Shenzhen, China, December 2007 – March 2008.

May.2007 |
book

plotPlay, generation of dispersed city
Review of implementation of parametric tool into urbanism.
Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Urbanism, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2007

Sep.2005 |
article

Computer as a Generative Tool, article on possible implementations of computer in urbanism
Journal Urbani izzivi , Volume 16, No. 2,
Urban planning Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2005

Oct. 2004 |
exhibition

REX evolution: half a century in a history of a chair
Organization of exhibition on 50th anniversary of the chair REX
Moderna Galreija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May – October 2004