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University of Bath

Architectural History, Theory and Conservation

We are a group of internationally renowned researchers and lecturers in architectural history, theory and conservation working at CASA.

We publish scholarly research in architectural history and theory and in the conservation of historic buildings, primarily in books and journal articles, and disseminate our research in the form of conference papers and lectures. We have specific expertise in the following areas:

  • ancient classical architecture
  • early modern British and Italian Renaissance architecture, including Inigo Jones, Nicholas Hawksmoor and Christopher Wren
  • the architectural history of Georgian Bath
  • 19th and 20th century architecture in Britain and Europe, including modernism
  • conservation of historic buildings
  • garden and landscape history and conservation

Our research links to our teaching, as we teach undergraduate courses in Architecture and the MSc in Conservation of Historic Buildings. We also supervise PhD students in areas related to our research.

Prospective PhD students are welcome to contact individual staff most suited to their interests for guidance on applying to study with us.


  • Marion Harney

    Marion Harney - Senior Lecturer
    Marion Harney

    Marion is a senior lecturer in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, and focuses on the history, theory and conservation of cultural landscapes.

  • Vaughan Hart

    Professor Vaughan Hart

    Vaughan specialises in British architecture of the Early Modern period and Italian Renaissance architectural treatises and travel literature.

  • Robert Proctor

    Dr Robert Proctor - Senior Lecturer

    Robert's research focuses on architectural history and theory of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, especially modern architecture in Britain.

  • Victoria Stephenson

    Dr Victoria Stephenson - Prize Fellow

    Victoria's research explores the interaction of built cultural heritage with environmental hazards.

  • Mark Wilson Jones

    Mark Wilson Jones - Senior Lecturer

    Mark specialises in architectural history and theory, especially of ancient classical Greek and Roman architecture.