Layla Dawson

British architect and author, active in Hamburg. 1975–1989 Architect and project manager in UK, Middle East, and Hong Kong. 1987–1989 Senior Lecturer for Architecture, Hong Kong Polytechnic. from 1989 Resident in Hamburg, Germany, as freelance architecture critic for international publications in London, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Visiting Critic at Dessau Institute of Architecture. Qua­li­fied as ar­chi­tect New­castle upon Tyne Uni­ver­sity, Eng­land. Mem­ber of Royal In­sti­tute of Bri­tish Ar­chi­tects, For­merly re­gis­te­red at UK Ar­chi­tects Re­gis­tra­tion Board, For­mer mem­ber Hong Kong In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tects.

Ar­chi­tec­ture Ex­hi­bi­tion Ca­ta­lo­gue: “ZVI HE­CKER: Ar­chi­tek­tur IST LANDSCHAFT” English and Ger­man text. Ex­hi­bi­tion Ca­ta­lo­gue for Ham­burg Kunsthaus/Berlin Deut­sches Ar­chi­tek­tur Zen­trum, 1997.

Books: “CHINA'S NEW DAWN: An Ar­chi­tec­tu­ral Transformation”, English text, pub. Pre­s­tel Munich/NY/London, Sep­tem­ber 2005. “BERLIN” Con­tem­porary ar­chi­tec­ture, English and Spa­nish ver­si­ons - to date, pub. Carl­ton Books, Lon­don, 2002.

Pu­blic Lec­ture: “Global-Local-Import-Export Architecture” and dis­cus­sion with Paris ar­chi­tect Paul An­d­reu (Bei­jing Na­tio­nal Thea­tres) @ Deut­sche Ar­chi­tek­tur Mu­seum 14/11. 2002

Li­terary Re­views: “Konkret”, 1989-2004, Ger­man lan­guage monthly news ma­ga­zine and an­nual li­terary re­view. “Rowohlt Review” 1998-2004, Ger­man publisher's quar­terly ma­ga­zine is­sues.

Fic­tion: “TEXTE DAGEGEN” Anti-racist short story an­tho­logy, pub. Beltz & Gel­berg Ver­lag, 1993. “DER SCHUSS IM KOPF DES ARCHITEKTEN”, Ar­chi­tec­ture Crime story an­tho­logy, pub. Ave­di­tion Ver­lag, Stutt­gart, 2000.