The Bartlett School of Architecture


Architectural Design / Architectural & Urban History & Theory 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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Image: The disorder of order - Omar Abolnaga (2022)


Omar Abolnaga

Demystifying ʿAshwaʾiyyat: A Critique of the Discourse around Cairene Urban Informality



Moscow skyline © Victor Chekmenev / Lori Photobank


Alena Agafonova

Post-soviet housing design in Russia: The conception of home defined by norms and regulations



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


Ava Aghakouchak

Performing Spaces; An Attention Oriented Study of Human Perception





Atheer Al Mulla

Image: Golden Lane Estate, Fann St (Abdullah Aldabbous)

Abdullah Ahmed Aldabbous
The Case of Affordable Housing Provision in the Square Mile



Vasileios Aronidis




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



“Purépecha altar for the Saint of the Miracles, Parícutin volcano, Mexico, 2018”.


Olivier Bellflamme

An Architect in the Footsteps of Ethnographer Carl Lumholtz



Image: Jhono Bennett


Jhono Bennett

Spatial Praxis in the Post-Post Apartheid City: A Southern Urbanist reflection on spatial design practice in Johannesburg, South Africa.



Matthew Butcher





DIY skate spot, Jamaica Plains, Boston. Credit: Thom Callan-Riley

Thom Callan-Riley

“How beautiful it can be”: Exploring Collective Memory and Collective Imagination in Skateboarding



Renée Gailhoustet, Le Liégat, structure H, 1977 © Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire

Paola Camasso
Everyday architectural logics: Female Brutalist architects and the project of logical architecture, 1953 – 1986. 



William Victor Camilleri, Object VI: The Gardener’s War and the Seed’s Renunciation of Nature. (Photograph by Frederik Petersen)


William Victor Camilleri

The Struggle for Existence


Niccolò Casas

Niccolò Casas

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


Image: Proceedings, Planning Man’s Physical Environment, Princeton University Bicentennial Conference (Series 2, Conference 5, 1947). Courtesy of Marquand Library of Art & Archaeology, Princeton University, in Chin-Wei Chang's 2017 journal article.

Chin-wei Chang

Transnational Encounters: Huang Zuoshen, Liang Sicheng and the Role of Western Pedagogy in Formulating the Discourse of China’s Modern Architectural Education



Image: Chishan Sluice completed in 1936 in Jurong County, Jiangsu Province (photo by Yichuan Chen)

Yichuan Chen
Constructing Chinese Modernity: Concrete in China, 1880-1990



Mollie Claypool



On Leong Tong (perspective rendering) by Poy Gum Lee, 1948. Private collection, used with permission. © Estate of Poy Gum Lee.


Kerri Culhane

Building Identity: Transnational Architectural Exchange in New York City’s First Chinatown, 1870-2019




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





Olivia Duncan
An Indigenous Model? Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Participatory Practices in Urban Development in UAE



Image: Tom Dyckhoff


Tom Dyckhoff
Visions of Britain: Television, the city and its architecture




Pol Esteve




Image: Composition by Daniyal Farhani, The Changing Fragments, digital, 2022

Daniyal Farhani

Acupuncture for a Disciplined Urban Realm: The Case of Sanyuanli Urban Village, Guangzhou



Central Hill Development, Norwood, Architect’s model of the proposed development of the Central Hill area of Upper Norwood into high density housing, photograph by Eric de Mare, Ref. SP19/184/Cen.1, Date: c. 1970, Lambeth Archives: borough photographs.

Christiane Felber

Modern Arts and Crafts. Council Housing in Lambeth 1965-1980

Image: Mannan Foundation Trust & Our Building Design, Photo of a bamboo building workshop with the Rajapur community

Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows
Improvised architectural responses to the changing climate; making, sharing and communicating design processes


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


‘CLOTHO’ box with backstrap loom (wood and cotton, 2019). Designed and Photographed by: Fernando P. Ferreira

Fernando P. Ferreira
Factory of Stories: Weaving counter-narratives for Vale do Ave.




Clemency Gibbs - scaffolding on building facade


Clemency Gibbs

Façadism in London: 1970- present



Naomi Gibson (2020) Scene of a meeting


Naomi Gibson

Speaking to Design: Verbal Interpretations and Architectural Invention



Image: Felix Graf


Felix Graf

Adaption of specific tree elements for furniture making: The role of embodied knowledge within the processes of design and manufacture




Image: Xiang Peng 象棚 (A Contemporary Interpretation of the Song-dynasty Zaju). Venue: The Bauhaus Museum Dessau. Co-Directed by Zhenhang Hu, Photo by Zhenhang Hu

Zhenhang Hu

Reoccurring Communitas: Phoenix Hill Urban Theatre






Speculative Siliceous Scaffolds, Photo Credit: Nina Jotanovic


Nina Jotanovic

Pearlescent Architecture: Augmenting Perceptual through Growth of Biomineralised Veneers




Image: Knitted Anamnesis by Nikoletta Karastathi


Nikoletta Karastathi
Sympoietic Eco-Plexis: A Post-digital Approach Towards Ecologically-Crafted Textile Architectures



Image: Rían Kearney and Intervention Architecture, The Club’s Conception (or How the Egg Was Cracked). Installation shot at Recent Activity, 2019. Photo: John Fallon


Rían Kearney

Queer Space Archive: Tracing Birmingham’s LGBTQ+ Venues from Memory, 1966-1987



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




Image: Micrograph of photosynthetic gametopgytes, Alexandra Lacatusu

Alexandra Lăcătușu

Design with Bryophytes: biotic exchanges and environmental benefits of moss growth on urban bioreceptive surfaces

Image: Yiming Liu

Yiming Liu
Not So Difficult, Not So (De)Colonial: Heritage Modernity and Postcoloniality in Shanghai (1949 to Now)



“Three Slideshows”, Rebecca Loewen, 2017

Rebecca Loewen

How to Isolate Inframince for Architectural Design




Attending Spaces, by Elin Eyborg Lund. A person in red construction gear, walking away from the camera, through a construction site.

Elin Eyborg Lund
Attending Spaces: Movement Performances as Activators in the Construction Process




Image: Ishimoto Yasuhiro, Yoyogi Gymnasium by Tange Kenzo Collection of The Museum of Art, Kochi © Kochi Prefecture, Ishimoto Yasuhiro Photo Center

Duy Mac

Writing the Liberal Script, Designing the International Society: Postwar Liberalism and Japanese Architecture, 1949-1995



Image: Bespoke Bricks by Mengdi Mao

Mengdi Mao
Limited Bespoke: The Architecture of Freeform Vaults with Interlocking Blocks



Construction 001 – Sketch for a Spatialised Score, by Emma-Kate Matthews


Emma-Kate Matthews

Spatiosonic Constructs: Exploring Reciprocities in Architecture and Music



Image: Photo by Ana Mayoral Moratilla


Ana Mayoral Moratilla

Power Construction and Architectural Reconstruction. The case of Madrid’s Ciudad Universitaria



Image by Carlo Menon. A collection of publications arranged overlapping each other.

Carlo Menon
Critical Editorial Devices in a Minor Mode: ‘Little’ Architecture Magazines of the Early Twenty-first Century



The Overgrown Stage by Hamish Muir (acrylic on paper, 2014) Copyright: Hamish Muir


Hamish Muir

Ecological Playwriting in the Theatre Industry




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




Archival photographs of La Vedette: photographs by Jean-Eugène Durand. ©Ministère de la Culture


Aisling O'Carroll
Reconstructing Reconstructions: A Stratigraphic Practice of Landscape and Historiography

Image: Daniel Ovalle Costal

Daniel Ovalle Costal
A Canon of Queer Domesticity: Design Speculations






The HeartBit Walks, Flow Architecture, 2018

Annarita Papeschi

Transindividual Urbanism: Novel Territories of Participatory Practices



Image: A Collage on Lasem, by Feysa Poetry, 2023

Feysa Poetry
Mapping Postcolonial Identity: Displacement and Segregation in Java’s Chinatown



Nuclear Power Station, Berkeley. Mobile Canteen for service of tea. 8th January 1957. ©Historic England 2019 – The John Laing Collection No. 48730


Tony Presland

Picturing Construction, Constructing Identities: The Photographic Archive of John Laing & Son Ltd


‘Testing a Lock’, Zoë Quick


Zoë Quick

Yn Adrodd Pumlumon Telling Plynlimon: Performing a Welsh Upland Landscape




Image: A still from vignette two in the film “Stasis at 835 Kings Road,” (Riviere, 2023). © Sarah Riviere, 2023.

Sarah Rivière

The Stasis Arena: Re-Negotiating the Architecture of the Social Through Kindred Confrontation at 835 Kings Road



Image: Public domain / Brazilian National Archives Collection


Patricia Rodrigues Ferreira da Silva
After the Future: Architecture and the Military Regime in Brazil




Institutional and international delegation walking on the new bed of the Arroyo Bruno, diverted by Cerrejón 2019. Photo by Diana Salazar.


Diana Paola Salazar Morales

Co-producing an environmental history of La Guajira: Building solidarity through decolonising narratives

Larkin Administration Building


Petra Seitz

Where Do You Cry in an Open Plan Office? Labour Process Theory and Commercial Office Interiors

Collective Intelligence in Strategic Health Planning


Alexandru Senciuc

A Simulation Framework to Form Collective Intelligence in Strategic Health Infrastructure Planning

Sympoietic Alliance by Ram Shergill


Ram Shergill

The Critical Posthuman Carapace: Constructing Exoskeletal Hybrid Living Systems (EHLS)


Climactic Landscape Detail, Rocco Pisana

Wiltrud Simbürger

An Enquiry into Climate and Atmosphere in the Architecture of the Late Renaissance



Image: Unsurfacing the Strata of Ikeda (detail), Sayan Skandarajah

Sayan Skandarajah
Parallel Projection and the Political Gaze in Early Modern Kyoto

Image: Elin Söderberg, 2022

Elin Söderberg
A Tree is Not a Forest - A Proposal for a Reforestation of the Contemporary Architectural Imagination




Image courtesy of Claire Tunnacliffe.

Claire Malaika Tunnacliffe

Queer Practices of Place Making: Exploring how LGBTQI+ activists in London make place 



[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)



“Sounding Bodies”, by Jonathan Tyrrell, 2019

Jonathan Tyrrell

Architecture’s Acoustic Shadow: Non-normative Approaches to Sound, Matter, and Space






PhD Research Conversations: Freya Wigzell & Samar Maqusi

Cindy Walters

Rethinking the Pavilion

Patient Drawers, film still © Anna Wild

Anna Wild

The Way of All Built Flesh: Translations on a Workspace



Henrietta Williams




Image: Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany: Elevation (1977-1984), James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds, Canadian Centre for Architecture


Katerina Zacharopoulou

Designing for Amusement: From the Intention to the Interpretation of Architectural Humour in Post-Modern Britain

Past students



  • Susan Fitzgerald
  • Stella Flatten
    Urban Blind Spots: an image-discursive analysis of post-socialist artefacts in contemporary Berlin
  • Popi Iacovou

    On Movement as a Principle for Spatial Construction
  • Ersi Ioannidou

    The (Existenz-) Minimum Dwelling 




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








  • Alex Zambelli
    Scandelous Artefacts
  • Fiona Zisch