Murray Fraser is professor of architecture at the University of Westminster in London, where he acts as Coordinator for Postgraduate Studies and Research in Architecture. He is a qualified architect with many years in practice and a PhD in architectural history from UCL. His research and teaching work spans the areas of design, history & theory, cultural studies and advanced digital techniques.
He has written widely on the subject of cross-cultural influences and post-colonial theory in architecture, and his recent book on Architecture and the Special Relationship (Routledge), which looks at the impact of America on post-war British architecture and urbanism, won the 2008 CICA Bruno Zevi Book Prize, as awarded by the International Committee of Architectural Critics for the best architectural book published anywhere in the world in the previous year, and also the 2008 RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding University-Located Research. He is co-editor of The Journal of Architecture and a member of the RIBA Awards Group. His current research is into the subject of architecture and globalisation, which includes looking at the effect of digital design technology especially in relationship to patterns of everyday life and cultural identity.