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Prue Chiles to head up Sheffield architecture school

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The University of Sheffield has appointed Prue Chiles as its new director of architecture.

Chiles replaces previous incumbent Jeremy Till, who left the position after nine years to become dean for architecture and the built environment at the University of Westminster.

Chiles was appointed as a senior lecturer in architecture at Sheffield in 1999, and ran the MArch course until 2002, when she became director of Sheffield University’s Bureau of Design – an architectural design research unit.

Speaking to the AJ about her appointment, Chiles said: ‘One important factor that I hope to achieve is to build on the intellectual agenda we have developed in Sheffield over the past five years or so, as a socially motivated and politically aware school.’

Chiles added that Sheffield needed to increase its profile not only in the UK but internationally.

‘We are very keen to be seen as a regional school with an international reputation,’ she said. ‘In the past we have been terrible at publicising ourselves and what we do. I need to make this a priority.’

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