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. She has researched the Royal London Hospital and its estate for the Survey's current study of Whitechapel (https://surveyoflondon.org). Amy is currently assisting with preparing the Survey's forthcoming volume on Oxford Street for publication. 

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. Amy's study will contribute to a forthcoming Survey of London monograph. 

Teaching summary

Amy contributes to the Bartlett School of Architecture's MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, assisting with practical workshops led by the Survey of London on measured survey and fabric analysis. 


Courtauld Institute of Art
MA, History of Art | 2014
University of Durham
BA, English Literature | 2013


Amy Spencer (née Smith) studied English Literature at Durham University and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in British architectural history (1615–1815). Amy subsequently completed a placement in the Architectural Investigation team at English Heritage. She joined the Survey of London in 2015.