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Reader in Architecture, London Metropolitan University

After more than a decade in professional practice as an architect, I returned to my alma mater in 2002 to pursue research. My academic trajectory began with a Bachelor's degree at Cambridge University in 1985 and was followed by a Professional Diploma in Architecture and thereafter (subject to professional experience) a licensing qualification (RIBA Part 3), qualifying in 1992. I practised in London, New York, and Cape Town prior to completing my M.Phil and PhD. My dissertation, which addressed the role of design at the intersection of informal and formal urban orders, won plaudits including the RIBA President's Award for Research, and the International Bauhaus Prize.


  • –present
    Reader in Architecture, London Metropolitan University


  • 2007 
    University of Cambridge, PhD