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About me

I am a qualified Architect with a specialist degree in the History of Modern Architecture and a PhD in Architecture. I studied at the Bartlett School UCL and in the Department of Architecture at the Polytechnic of Central London.

Currently I am a Senior Lecturer here at the University of Westminster and I direct my own practice: Doctor Watson Architects. I have contributed articles about mind and matter in Modern and Contemporary art and architecture and about colour theory to a variety of journals and magazines. In 2010 I won a Rome scholarship and in 2012 my first book, Utopian Adventure: the Corviale Void was published. My architectonic models, generically called AIR Grid and derived from the study of /atmosphere/ in avant-garde painting and architecture, are sometimes exhibited in London and other locations. I have just published a new book, based on my PhD, entitled /Atmosphere/: The Origin of Air Grid and am currently working on a proposal for a College of Colour, which will be published in volume three of my Incomplete Works.

Teaching

I am the lead tutor for the BA Architecture undergraduate design studio 2_06, I teach on the undergraduate dissertation course and I am a supervisor on the PhD program.

From 2012 - 2017 I ran an experimental design studio - The Department of Ontological Theatre (DOT) - on the MA Architecture program at the Royal College of Art.

Research

My research is multidisciplinary. It combines academic writing for journals and books, devising, making and displaying AIR Grid structures, painting, self-publishing and animation.

The theme of my research is imagination. I am especially interested in overlaps between science and avant-garde art and architecture. 

I am currently studying the architecture and science of London in the seventeenth century and working on a new type of painting that enables me to explore the concept of diversity. 

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.