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Sofia A Singler

Sofia A Singler

MA (Cantab), MArch

PhD Candidate


Biography:

Sofia Singler (MA Cantab, MArch) is an architect and Gates Cambridge Scholar from Jyväskylä, Finland, currently based at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie in the history and theory of modern architecture, with particular focus on ecclesiastical architecture, Nordic modernism and Alvar Aalto. Singler’s work on Aalto’s unrealised funerary chapels and cemeteries was exhibited at the Alvar Aalto Museum in 2015. Her doctoral research, supervised by Dr Maximilian Sternberg, looks at Aalto’s church and parish centre projects from the 1950s and 1960s in relation to post-war architecture and town planning policy in Finland. After undergraduate studies at Cambridge, she was awarded the Edward P. Bass Scholarship in Architecture for a professionally accredited postgraduate degree at Yale University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Cambridge Scholarship for a PhD in Architecture back at Cambridge. In addition to research and design praxis, Singler teaches architectural history and theory to undergraduates in the Architecture Tripos. She began her own architecture studies at the Jyväskylä School for Visual Arts and Architecture.

Research Interests

20th Century Architectural History and Theory
Ecclesiastical Architecture
Modernism
Alvar Aalto