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About

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 have recently curated The Return of the Past: Postmodernism in British Architecture which ran at the Soane Museum from May to August 2018. My previous 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 Conversations on Postmodernism (Soane Museum, 2018), a book of interviews with eight figures associated with the movement, and 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, Dezeen, Icon, The Architectural Reviewtopos, 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.

I am a regular guest critic at a number of architecture schools, and 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, ARTE, the European culture TV channel, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio London, and Monocle Radio.