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Neil Spiller Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities

Professor Neil Spiller joined the University of Greenwich in September 2010. He is Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory; founding director of the Advanced Virtual & Technological Architecture Research Group (AVATAR); a unit tutor for Unit 19 of the Diploma Architecture programme; and a practising architect.

Previous positions and roles

  • Graduate Director of Design, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (2004-2010)
  • Director, Advanced Virtual and Technological Architecture Research Group, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL (2004-2010)
  • Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL (2004-2010)
  • Director MArch AVATAR (Architectural Design), Bartlett School of the Built Environment, UCL (2004-2010)
  • Vice Dean (Academic Affairs), Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL (2001-2010)

Published works

  • Co-editor, AD Architects in Cyberspace (1995)
  • Guest editor, AD Integrating Architecture (1996)
  • Author, Digital Dreams – Architecture and the New Alchemic Technologies (1998)
  • Guest editor, AD Architects in Cyberspace II (1998)
  • Co-editor, with Sir Peter Cook, of The Power of Contemporary Architecture (1999)
  • Monograph, Maverick Deviations, published by Wiley (2000)
  • Lost Architecture –architectural projects of the last two decades of the 20th century – published by Wiley (2001)
  • Guest editor, AD Young Blood (2001)
  • Co-editor, Paradox of Contemporary Architecture (2001)
  • Editor, Cyberreader, for Phaidon (2002)
  • Guest editor, AD Reflexive Architecture (2002)
  • Visionary Architecture – Blueprints of the Modern Imagination, published by Thames and Hudson (2006)
  • Digital Architecture NOW, a compendium of contemporary digital architectural practice, published by Thames and Hudson (2008)
  • Editor, Design Ecologies Journal (2010–11)
  • Co-editor, Protocell Architecture AD, published by Wiley (2011)
  • Writing a book, Convulsive Beauty and Surrealist Architecture, Past, Present and Future, for Thames and Hudson (2013)

He is also a former editor of Building Design Interactive magazine, and was one of the ten international critics featured in the Phaidon book 10x10. His articles, entitled Spiller’s Bits, appeared in every AD Magazine from January 2008 to January 2010, and his articles and design work have been published in every major design and architecture magazine worldwide.