Clare Hall is delighted to announce the election of Professor C. Alan Short, MA PhD (Cantab) Dipl'Arch. as the ninth President of Clare Hall who will take up his post from 1 August 2020. He will succeed Professor David Ibbetson FBA, Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University who will be retiring after seven hugely successful years as President.
Professor Short has been The Professor of Architecture at the University of Cambridge since 2001 and joined Clare Hall as a Fellow in 2002; he is currently Vice-President. His research has focussed on developing passive and hybrid resilient, low-energy design strategies for new buildings.
Professor Short says: 'Clare Hall is a wonderfully vibrant community of researchers. I have hugely enjoyed being Vice-President and now I am absolutely delighted to have been elected as its next President by my College peers, a rare honour indeed.'