The Bartlett School of Architecture


Architectural Design / Architectural & Urban History & Theory MPhil // PhD students

Ollie Palmer project 2013

Architectural Design and Architectural & Urban History & Theory are aimed at designers, historians and theorists of architecture. In practice, there is considerable overlap and engagement between the two programmes, both of which consist of a dynamic group of around 90 innovative doctoral students. 

These programmes have a diverse body of students, half of which are international. Many are funded by their home governments or by UCL, one of the UK research councils, or another funding body such as the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Current students 

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Yota Adilenidou

Yota Adilenidou

Scripting Errors


Coloured lights installation: Andre Alfonso PhD profile

Andre Afonso

Comparative analysis of embodied interactions in public spaces: case studies of urban media installations in London


Image from the Op.12 Experimental Performance. 2018. Source: Ava Aghakouchak


Ava Aghakouchak

Performing Spaces; An Attention Oriented Study of Human Perception



Bihter Almac

Bihter Almac

Designing in a state of distraction: obscuring the practices of architectural design


Plan of Kiziba refugee camp, Rwanda

Nerea Amoros Elorduy

Architecture as a tool for young children learning in Eastern Africa’s protracted refugee encampments


Anna Andersen

Anna Andersen

Everywhere close and strongly felt? Christian Norberg-Schulz's windows: a critical exploration


Sabina Andron

Sabina Andron

Skin Deep: The Material Site Specificity of Urban Surface Inscriptions



Nicola Antaki


Nicola Antaki

A learning architecture: Active citizenship with Muktangan School and Mariamma Nagar community



Marcela Araguez Escobar

Marcela Araguez Escobar

Spatial Uncertainty. Methods for the Creation of a Loosely Defined Architecture in the Cases of Cedric Price and Arata Isozaki



Vasileios Aronidis


Image for Gregorio Astengo's PhD profile page

Gregorio Astengo

Architectural Transactions: Locating Architecture in the Early Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1665–1700)


Pinar Aykac

Pinar Aykac

Musealisation in the Urban Context: Multiple Narratives of Sultanahmet Archaeological Park in Istanbul’s Historic Peninsula


Book covers

Tal Bar

Digital Architecture and Difference


Work by Jaime Bartolomé Yllera

Jaime Bartolome Yllera

Architectures of Joy


Sequence 3 in colour

Paul Bavister

Evolutionary optimisation and the generation of emotional response to sound and space


Petri dish with coloured sand

Richard Beckett

Bioaugmented Design: Designing the Indoor Environment


Katy Beinart

Katherine Beinart

Salted Earth: revealing traces and reconfiguring identities in contested sites of migrant history in 20th-century London 


Ruth Bernatek PhD profile image: Lumières Diatope 1978

Ruth Bernatek

Audiovisual Architectures: Iannis Xenakis and the Polytope Projects (1945–1985)


Robotic arm used to chisel wood

Giulio Brugnaro

Innochain ESR10 ‘Simulating Robotic Feedback’: Adaptive Robotic Training for Subtractive Manufacturing



Matthew Butcher





Thom Callan PhD profile: Skateboard park beneath a motorway flyover

Thom Callan

(Re)constructing skateboarding to create social value


Niccolò Casas

Niccolò Casas

Digital Decadence - The aesthetics of Ugliness in the age of digital architecture


Black and white image of men in suits posing for a photograph

Chin-wei Chang

A Middle Ground between Beaux-Arts and Modernism: Tracing Chinese Modernities in Architectural Education, 1923–1952



Frosso Charalambous



Mollie Claypool


The Construction of the Metropolitan District Railway, Henry Flather, 1860s

Miranda Critchley

Narratives of Communication and Improvement in mid-nineteenth-century London  




Sally Cummings


Ines Dantas

Ines Dantas Ribeiro Bernardes

Urbanism through Landscape - Trees defying the City’s Surface


Image for Bernadette Devilat's PhD profile page

Bernadette Devilat Loustalot

Re-construction and record: exploring alternatives for heritage areas after earthquakes in Chile



Asha (Ting) Ding

Affective Computing Based On Gait Recognition and Artificial Neural Network in Architectural Built Environment



Killuan Doherty

Killian Doherty

Decolonizing architectural practice: exploring dwelling and distinction within the (development) landscapes of Rwanda


Sevcan Ercan

Sevcan Ercan

Politics of Space, Identity and Displacement: Rum Villages and Town of Imbros Island



Pol Esteve


Daniyal Farhani research

Daniyal Farhani

A model of the informal urban planning processes of Guangzhou



Pavlos Feraios


Drawings by Judit Ferencz: Cooking at Robin Hood Gardens

Judit Ferencz

The Graphic Novel as an Interdisciplinary Conservation Method in Architectural Heritage: A Book of Hours for Robin Hood Gardens



Susan Fitzgerald


Stylianos Giamarelos research

Stylianos Giamarelos

The Spheres of Publicity and the Labyrinth of Practice: The Postmodern Fermentations of Architecture in 1980s Greece


Nadezda Gobova research

Nadezda Gobova

Urban mentality and infrastructure in Russia’s planned industrial cities: the example of Yekaterinburg from 1920s–2015



Evan Greenberg


Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez

Isabel Gutierrez Sanchez

Infrastructures of Caring Citizenship



Colin Herperger


Bill Hodgson research

Bill Hodgson

Exploring community led self-building as a contribution to London’s housing shortage


Floating object on a lake

Sander Hölsgens

Skill acquisition and filmic gestures: toward a phenomenology of skateboarding in Seoul, South Korea


Nahed Jawad research

Nahed Jawad

A Revival of Historical Architectural Forms: The Muqarnas. Research into Three-Dimensional Islamic Geometric Patterns


Contact sheet of images from Irene Kelly's PhD profile page

Irene Kelly

Peace-process infrastructure: Constructing landscapes in-between Irelands


Images showing Seoul’s Nanjido Landfill-Park

Jeong Hye Kim

Seoul’s Nanjido Landfill-Park and Urban Ecologies What brings the sense of uneasiness to the Nanjido landfill-park?



Public Road crossing the Irish Border, Cronolaghy, Co. Donegal, Ireland


Tom Keeley

Walking, Reading and Writing the Irish Border



There or Thereabouts, by Paul King

Paul King

Codifying and fabricating an invisible architecture




Dionysia Kypraiou



Hina Lad


Felipe A. Lanuza Rilling research

Felipe Lanuza Rilling

Absence through layering: from experiencing urban leftovers to reimagining sites



Claudio Leoni


Ifigeneia Liangi supporting image PhD profile page

Ifigeneia Liangi

The Architectural Novel: A study on the Greek spaces of magical realism



Rebecca Loewen

How to Isolate Inframince for Architectural Design




Thandiwe Loewenson


The Headmaster’s Office at Foxhole, Dartington Hall School: Interior with fireplace, bookcases and parquet floor

Kieran Mahon

Experimental Environments: The Architecture of England’s Progressive Schools, 1914–1939


Close-up of layered hydrogel, part of Shneel Malik's PhD research project

Shneel Malik 

Viscous Biomaterials for Application in Architecture Large-scale Manufacturing of Algae-laden Bio Scaffolds


Samar Maqusi research

Samar Maqusi

Spatial Violations: constructing the political inside the Palestine refugee camp



Spatial Composition by Emma-Kate Matthews

Emma-Kate Matthews

Spatiosonic Constructs: Exploring Reciprocities in Architecture and Music




Matthew McDonald


Carlo Menon - PhD thesis - 'Little' magazines: covers

Carlo Menon

‘Little’ Architectural Magazines of the Early 21st Century. Critical Discourse and Collective Practice, In and Out of Academia



Mahroof Mohammad


Table with suspended objects and projection

Thi Phuong-Trâm Nguyen

Anamorphic images: an interval in the body

The 2017 draft London Plan (published by the Greater London Authority).

Chi Nguyen

Civic Publishing for Urban Change in Contemporary London: the role of publishing in public conversations about the city


Megan O'Shea research

Megan O’Shea

Building on Disjunction: Housing the One-Multiple of Humanity



Oliver Palmer



Annarita Papeschi

Thomas Pearce, ‘Jakob K. Der Neue Mensch’. Set design, video work and artistic collaboration with Mara Kanthak and performance makers Heike Bröckerhoff, Moritz Frischkorn, Jonas Woltemate. Performed at Kampnagel, Hamburg, May 2018. Photographer: Anja Beut

Thomas Pearce

On the edge of precision’s own shadow. Parallax between reconstruction and reinvention


Photo montage of students at work around a table and a student with a video camera

Sol Perez-Martinez

Urban Studies Centres and Built Environment Education in Britain 1968-1988: A Framework for Critical Urban Pedagogy today?



Mariana Pestana



Arthur Prior



Sophie Read


Sarah Riveriere - designing stasis

Sarah Rivière

Designing stasis, the generative space of confrontation between kindred elements.



Felix Robbins


Natalia Romik

Natalia Romik

Post-Jewish architecture of memory within former eastern European shtetles



Rense Royaards


Street with mosque in Cape Town, South Africa

Ozayr Saloojee

A Borrowed Architecture: Conflict Urbanism and Identity in Strand, Cape Town, 1820-1930 


Luísa Alpalhão

Maria Luísa Silva Alpalhão

[Urban Nomads]: a catalyst for cross-cultural cohabitation in public spaces



Wiltrud Simbuerger



Sayan Skandarajah


Amy Smith

University College London: Architecture and Identity



Rosemary Spankie



Dimitrie Stefanescu



Lina Sun


Hand-drawn plan of a building

Huda Tayob

Hidden histories and Invisible Spaces: Migrant trading places in Cape Town


Claire Malaika Tunnacliffe

Claire Malaika Tunnacliffe

Street Messages and Creative Place Making in West African Urbanism



[Arthur Laskus, Ulrike Pampe and Jürgen Sawade], Berliner Brandwände


Alessandro Toti

From O. M. Ungers’ to the radical students’ architectural and urban production at the Technische Universität Berlin (1963-1977)


A woman sitting and a man standing on a new wooden structure

Quynh Vantu

Engaging through the Threshold


PhD Research Conversations: Freya Wigzell & Samar Maqusi

Cindy Walters

Rethinking the Pavilion



“The Symbol”, in John Morrison and Harold Burdekin’s London Night


Adam Walls

Twilight Spaces: topographic literary analyses of the London lightscape, 1880s–1930's



Freya Wigzell


Daniel Wilkinson

Daniel Wilkinson

After Michelangelo, A Contemporary Baroque 



Henrietta Williams


Seda Zirek

Seda Zirek

Designing and Making through Timber and Machine Learning



Fiona Zisch

Past students

  • Adam-Theodoros Adamis
    Liquidity in Architecture
  • Nadia Amoroso
    The Exposed City and Its Images: A Theoretical Study of Mapping as it Relates to Visual Representation of the City from the Early 20th Century to Today
  • Ana Araujo
    Patterning: Envisioning New Strategies for Architectural Design Based on the Textile-Inspired Procedures of Repeating, Scaling and Masking. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2009
  • Wesley Aelbrecht
    Architecture and ethnography in the slums of Lisbon : a study of participation in the films of Pedro Costa, 1997-2006.
  • Ricardo Agarez
    Modern architecture, building tradition and context in southern Portugal 
  • Kalliopi Amygdalou
    (Re)Constructing identity in the urban space: The cases of Izmir and Thessaloniki in the first half of the 20th century 
  • Alessandro Ayuso
    DEPLOYING A NEW BODY AGENT: An Investigation of the Figure as an Agent for Design
  • Katherine E. Bash
    Spatial Poetries: Heuristics for Experimental Poiesis
  • David Buck
    In an Open Field: an investigation of temporal landscape notation 
  • Eva Branscome
    A Fiction of Style in the age of Postmodernity
  • Joanne Bristol
    Interspecies spaces: écriture féline
  • Eray Cayli
    The Architecture of Collective Memory: Turkey’s 'Witness-Sites' from the Inter-coup Period (1960-1997) and Their Museumification 
  • Chadi Chamoun
    Neorealist Director Architect: Critically Observing the Obvious
  • Nat Chard
    Drawing Indeterminate Architecture, Indeterminate Drawings of Architecture
  • Emma Cheatle
    Part-architecture:The Maison de Verre through the Large Glass, 2013
  • Marjan Colletti
    Digital Poetics: An Enquiry into the Properties of 'Mimetic Intrafaces' and the 'Twoandahalf Dimensionality' of Computer-Aided Architectural Design
  • Marcos Cruz
    The Inhabitable Flesh of Architecture. Winner, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2008
  • Stella Flatten
    Urban Blind Spots: an image-discursive analysis of post-socialist artefacts in contemporary Berlin
  • Pablo Gil Martínez
    Numen architecture: An architecture influenced by the numinous attributes of animals
  • Ruairi Glynn
    Motive Architecture 
  • Sophie Handler
    A Little Bit of TLC: Towards an Alternative Urban Practice of Elderly Care 
  • Catja De Haas
    The doll's house and the Enclave: a toolkit 
  • Penelope Haralambidou
    The Blossoming of Perspective: An Investigation of Spatial Representation
  • Abril Herrera Chavez
    Internet and Urban Media for Social Neighbourhoods: Broadband in Rural Villages of Cornwall
  • Jonathan Hill
    Creative Users, Illegal Architects
  • Teresa Hoskyns
    The Empty Place: Democracy and Public Space
  • Popi Iacovou
    On Movement as a Principle for Spatial Construction
  • Ersi Ioannidou
    The (Existenz-) Minimum Dwelling 
  • Nicholas Jewell
    Socialism and Shopping: The Role of the Shopping Mall in the Formation of Public Space in Modern China
  • Jan Kattein
    The Architecture Chronicle: Diary of an Architectural Practice. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2010
  • Alexander Kidd
    High-Tech goes Shopping: Superstores in Britain, 1970 to 2000
  • Rosalie Kim
    The Hyphenation of the Void: From Eastern Ecology to Western Architecture
  • Taeyoung Kim
  • Petros Koutsolampros
  • Kristen Kreider
    Toward a Material Poetics: Sign, Subject, Site. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2009
  • Torsten Lange
    Critical Thinking, Complex Design: The concept of Komplexe Umweltgestaltung and the problem of complexity and quality in the production of the built environment in 1970s and 1980s East Germany 
  • Constance Lau
    Touching on Transparency: Glass, Vision and the Tactile Window 
  • Kwang Guan Lee
    Cast & Camera: An intimate engagement with making at Grymsdyke Farm, 2013
  • Tea Lim
  • Abigail Lockey
  • Lesley Lokko
    Out of Africa. 'Race', Space, Place: An Investigation of Architectural Response-ability
  • Yeoryia Manolopoulou
    Drawing On Chance: Indeterminacy, Perception, and Design. Shortlisted, RIBA Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis, 2005
  • Suzanne MacLeod
  • Igor Marjanovic
    Pedagogy into practice: Alvin Boyarsky’s Collections and the Estrangement of Architecture
  • Carlo Menon
    ‘Little’ Architectural Magazines of the Early 21st Century: Critical discourse and Collective Practice, in and out of Academia.
  • Mahsa Agha Ali Mesgar
  • Mariana Pestana 
  • Alexandru Senciuc
  • Pinai Sirikiatikul
    Constructional ‘Theory’ In Britain, 1870s – 1930s
  • Camila Sotomayor
    Aberrant Ageing
  • Juliet Sprake
    Learning-through-Touring: A New Design Methodology for Situated Learning Derived Through Touring the Built Environment
  • Ro Spankie
    Thinking Through Drawing 
  • Bradley Starkey
    Post-Secular Architecture: The Spiritual in Models of Thought and Models of Architecture
  • Ben Sweeting
    Architecture and Undecidability
  • Amy Thomas
    The Square Mile: Spatially redefining the City of London in the context of global financial networks 
  • Mette Ramsgard Thomsen
    Discovering Mixed Realities: An Exploration of Digital Interfaces as a Site for a Space of the Event
  • William Tozer
    A Theory of Making: Architecture and Art in the Practice of Adolf Loos
  • Victoria Watson
    The Atmospheric Signifier: Miesian Form-Giving, Lefebvrian Space and Cotton Grid
  • Neil Wenman
    A Space to House Nothing: Examining the Adoption of Architectural Terminology and Forms of Representation in Conceptual Art 
  • Freya Wigzell
    The Conduits of Transgression: A study of shells in Architecture
  • Danielle Willkens
    Thomas Jefferson, Sir John Soane, and Maria Cosway: the transatlantic design network, 1768-1838
  • Alex Zambelli
    Scandalous Artefacts