Albert Pope is the Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture (1990-), in the School of Architecture, Rice University based in Houston, USA.
He is also the Founding Director of Present Future, a design program and think tank at Rice University’s School of Architecture.
He has written and lectured extensively on the broad implications of post-war urban development. His current research addresses the urban implications of climate change. He is actively working on the formulation of new models of density in light of the extraordinary demands soon to be placed on the global urban environment. He is engaged in research on carbon neutral urban development producing large scale planning projects for Houston and Detroit.
He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc (1978) and Master of Architecture from Princeton University (1986).
He held previous teaching positions at Yale University and at SCI-Arc.
He is the author of Ladders: Architecture at Rice (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997)
Albert Pope was a workshop expert at the 6th International LafargeHolcim Forum for Sustainable Construction in Cairo, April 4-6, 2019.