Alan Dunlop is a fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) and an alumnus of the Glasgow School of Art. He recently served as the distinguished Victor L Regnier visiting chair in architecture at Kansas State University and as chair of contemporary architectural practice at the University of Liverpool. He is now a visiting professor at Robert Gordon University, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, and the University of Liverpool. He was the external examiner at XJTLU School of Architecture in Suzhou, helping it become the first school of architecture on mainland China to receive accreditation from the RIBA. He has written extensively on architecture and urban design. Two books on his work, Challenging Contextualism and Curious Rationalism, have been published.