Dr Alessandro Zambelli


I am an architect, and a lecturer and researcher in architecture. In 2000 I co-founded Bates Zambelli Architects which I ran until 2013. At Kingston I run a 2nd year studio whilst elsewhere I lecture in architectural humanities and the professional practice of architecture. My recently completed PhD at the Bartlett, UCL, "Scandalous Artefacts: visual and analogical practice between architecture and archaeology", was supervised across the departments of architecture and anthropology.

Academic responsibilities

Studio Tutor


  • PhD: Architectural Design - UCL 2016
  • MA: History and Theory of Architecture - UEL 1999
  • Certificate of Professional Practice (RIBA Part 3) - Kingston University 1994
  • Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) - Kingston University 1992
  • BA(Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1) - Kingston Polytechnic 1989


My research interests include:

  • Past, present and future uses of urban common land.
  • Intersections between architecture, archaeology and anthropology, particularly in relation to drawing practice.
  • The visual and analogical foundations of design-centered disciplines.
  • Architectural pedagogy between professional practice and architectural humanities.