Douglas Pritchard, Adjunct Faculty
As a Scottish-based academic, Douglas Pritchard has over 15 years of experience in the use of advanced digital technologies for the architectural, engineering, heritage, and urban design sectors. Douglas’s specific area of research is in the use of ‘3D reality capture technologies’, such as sub-millimetre scanning, terrestrial laser scanning, HD imaging and digital photogrammetry, to accurately document and virtually represent cultural heritage, as-built architecture, and urban environments.
Douglas is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), at the University of Glasgow, an active member of UK/ICOMOS and an expert member of ICOMOS CIPA Heritage Documentation. He is an advisor and contributor to CyArk and member of the Disegnare Journal Scientific Committee at the University of Rome Sapienza.
Douglas’s current work includes the St Peters Seminary at Cardross project and the documentation of Cologne Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Site. Previous projects include directing the Urban Model for Glasgow project for Glasgow City Council, documentation of Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, co-initiating a formal partnership with Historic Scotland and the Glasgow School of Art that eventually formed Centre for Digital Documentation and Visualisation, and the Scottish Ten Project
His work has been featured in The New York Times, BBC Scotland, BBC Four Radio, National Geographic Magazine, Toronto Star, the Discovery Channel, and the SPAR Journal. Douglas presented the Glasgow Urban Model at the 11th Venice Architectural Biennale and in 2012, joined with the First Minister of Scotland, then Alex Salmond, to present the Scottish Ten Project to the Chinese Minister of Culture.
Douglas is a Canadian citizen and a graduate from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, Canada.