Fredrik Nilsson is an architect SAR/MSA, PhD, and Professor of Architectural Theory at Chalmers University of Technology, where he is Director of Chalmers Architectural Research Initiative. Nilsson is also Head of Research in Practice at Älvstranden Utveckling AB. He has a background as Partner at White Arkitekter AB, where he worked 2000-2017 and was Head of Research and Development 2007-2014. Nilsson was Head of the Department of Architecture at Chalmers 2013-2017. His research is directed to developments in contemporary architecture, architectural theory, architectural methodology and practice, especially the epistemology of architecture and interaction between theory, conceptual thinking and design work, aiming to reinforced exchange between research and architectural practice.