Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering


Contact details

Room: 6E 3.26
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383351

PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying:

  • Architecture of ancient Greece and Rome
  • Architectural theory in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • The classical tradition and its reception

Mark Wilson Jones

BA MA DipArch


Mark Wilson Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Director of Postgraduate Research. He teaches architectural history and theory at different levels. His research concentrates on ancient architecture and its design, along with the ramifications for developments since the Renaissance.

Mark Wilson Jones is an architect and architectural historian. After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and a diploma in architecture (RIBA Part 2) at the University of Westminster (then PCL) he went on to win tenure of the Rome Prize in Architecture at the British School at Rome. Before moving to Bath in 2000 he combined research into architectural history and archaeology with private practice in London and Rome and part-time teaching at the University of Rome and several American Universities and research institutes.

His book Principles of Roman Architecture was the first ever book to be awarded both the Banister Fletcher Prize and the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion.


Research interests relate predominantly to the classical tradition, with particular focus on ancient Greece, ancient Rome and Renaissance Italy. A seperate speciality is the protection of archaeological sites and the nature of new architectural interventions. Current research projects include:

  • The origins of the orders and the tradition of temple building in ancient Greece
  • The history and building of the Pantheon in Rome
  • The emergence of Modernist design principles from the 18th century to the early 20th Century

Forthcoming publications include a book on the origins of Greek architectural design (Yale University Press) and another on the Pantheon in Rome (Cambridge University Press).


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