The Bartlett School of Architecture

Mrs Amy Spencer

Mrs Amy Spencer

Research Assistant

The Bartlett School of Architecture

Faculty of the Built Environment

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2015

Research summary

Amy is an architectural historian working on the Survey of London, the renowned and longstanding series of volumes exploring the history of London's built environment. Amy has researched the Royal London Hospital and its estate for the Survey's current study of Whitechapel (https://surveyoflondon.org). She has recently assisted with preparing the Survey's volume on Oxford Street (Volume 53) for publication in 2020. 

Amy is also a doctoral candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, supervised by Peter Guillery and Harriet Richardson. The focus of her doctoral research is the architectural history of University College London, including its teaching hospital, from 1825 to 1939. Amy's study will form the basis of a forthcoming Survey of London monograph to mark the bicentenary of UCL's foundation in 2026. 

Teaching summary

Amy contributes to the Bartlett School of Architecture's MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, assisting with seminars in the 'Surveying and Recording of Cities' module led by the Survey of London. She also contributes to seminars on the MA Architectural History and the BSc Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies. 


Courtauld Institute of Art
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2014
University of Durham
First Degree, Bachelor of Arts | 2013


Amy Spencer (née Smith) studied English Literature at Durham University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Amy subsequently completed a training placement in the Architectural Investigation team at English Heritage. She joined the Survey of London in 2015.