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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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


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

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


Bihter Almac

Bihter Almac

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



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.


Robotic arm used to chisel wood

Giulio Brugnaro

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



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



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  




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



Sally Cummings




Ines Dantas

Ines Dantas Ribeiro Bernardes

Urbanism through Landscape - Trees defying the City’s Surface



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




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



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



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


‘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.


Susan Fitzgerald


Harry Patrick Foley (Author’s Image)

Harry Patrick Foley

Things in Fields and Other Spaces: Social Histories of the Car Boot Sale, Spatial Politics and Alternate Domesticities, 1980 to 2020




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


Nadezda Gobova research

Nadezda Gobova

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



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



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



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




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



Claudio Leoni


Ifigeneia Liangi supporting image PhD profile page

Ifigeneia Liangi

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

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




Thandiwe Loewenson



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


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



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



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



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



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?



Folio 23 from William Leybourn’s Survey of Encroachments upon the London Wall (1676). London Metropolitan Archives.


Matthew Poulter

Of a Vellum Book: William Leybourn’s Survey of Encroachments upon the London Wall (1676), a chorographic study



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



Arthur Prior


‘Testing a Lock’, Zoë Quick


Zoë Quick

Yn Adrodd Pumlumon Telling Plynlimon: Performing a Welsh Upland Landscape





Sophie Read


Sarah Riveriere - designing stasis

Sarah Rivière

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



Image: Public domain / Brazilian National Archives Collection


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



Rense Royaards




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

Patha Bhavana (school building) at Santiniketan: part elevation sketch by Saptarshi Sanyal.


Saptarshi Sanyal

Shaping the Modern: Architectural Cultures as Critique in Late Colonial India (c.1913-48)

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



Sayan Skandarajah

Image: Elin Söderberg, 2022

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

Aerial view of UCL’s campus in Bloomsbury, c.1950s (© UCL Digital Media), permission UCL Imagestore.

Amy Spencer

The Architectural History of University College London, 1825–1939



Liu Jipiao’s drawing, published in the Contribution (Gong Xian), 1929.

Lina Sun

The Modernity of Chinese Architectural Drawing’s Subjectivity: From the Representation of Cosmology to the Design of Traditions




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




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

Patient Drawers, film still © Anna Wild

Anna Wild

The Way of All Built Flesh: Translations on a Workspace


Daniel Wilkinson

Daniel Wilkinson

After Michelangelo, A Contemporary Baroque 



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


Seda Zirek

Seda Zirek

Designing and Making through Timber and Machine Learning



Fiona Zisch

Past students

  • 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
  • Mohamad Hafeda
  • 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
  • Sander Hölsgens
    Skill Acquisition and Filmic Gestures: Toward a Phenomenology of Skateboarding in Seoul, South Korea
  • Popi Iacovou

    On Movement as a Principle for Spatial Construction
  • Ersi Ioannidou

    The (Existenz-) Minimum Dwelling 
  • Hina Lad
  • 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
  • Felipe Lanuza Rilling
    Absence Through Layering: From Experiencing Urban Leftovers to Reimagining Sites 
  • 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
  • Jane Madsen
  • 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
  • Samar Maqusi
    Spatial Violations: Constructing The Political Inside the Palestine Refugee Camp
  • Carlo Menon
‘Little’ Architectural Magazines of the Early 21st Century: Critical discourse and Collective Practice, in and out of Academia.
  • Mahsa Agha Ali Mesgar
  • Malca Mizrahi


  • Oliver Palma
  • Christos Papastergiou
  • Luke Caspar Pearson
  • Mariana Pestana


  • 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




  • 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
  • Michael Wihart
  • Danielle Willkens
Thomas Jefferson, Sir John Soane, and Maria Cosway: the transatlantic design network, 1768-1838
  • Stefan White




  • Alex Zambelli
    Scandelous Artefacts