I am an architectural writer, historian and curator. I am Senior Curator of Exhibitions and Education at Sir John Soane's Museum and was previously Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts.
I am currently curating an exhibition on Postmodern British architecture which will open at the Soane in May 2018. My recent exhibitions and displays include Adam Nathaniel Furman: The Roman Singularity (2017), Origins – A Project by Ordinary Architecture (2016), Urban Jigsaw (2016), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (2016), Four Visions for the Future of Housing (2015), 100 Buildings 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914 (2014) and Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination (2012).
I am author of five books: Lost Futures: The Disappearing Architecture of Post-War Britain (RA Publications, 2017), Mavericks: Breaking the Mould of British Architecture (RA Publications, 2016), From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor (Reaktion, 2015), Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide (Laurence King, 2014) and Reading Architecture: A Visual Lexicon (Laurence King, 2012), which has been translated into 12 languages. I am also the editor of two collections of essays: Sensing Architecture (RA Publications, 2017) and Architecture and Freedom (special issue of Architectural Design, 2018).
I have written widely on architecture for publications such as The Independent, The Herald, The Architectural Review, Dezeen, topos, The Architects’ Journal, Building Design, Apollo, and The Burlington Magazine.
An experienced public speaker, I have lectured internationally at institutions such as Yale School of Architecture; University of Oxford; Vizcaya Museum and Garden, Miami and the Courtauld Institute of Art.
As well as being guest critic at a number of architecture schools, including the Architectural Association, The Cass / London Metropolitan University and the University of Westminster, I have been a judge for the BD Architect of the Year Awards, the AJ Architecture Awards and at the World Architecture Festival.
I have appeared on BBC2 Newsnight, BBC Look North, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio London, and Monocle Radio.