Mr Timothy Smith


I have taught at Kingston School of Art since 2008 and have led the MArch Architecture (RIBA 2) course since 2017. Previously, I was leader of the BA (Hons) Architecture course from 2012. My teaching in the Department includes leading MArch Unit 6 with Jonathan Taylor.

I combine my academic role with that of co-partner of architecture practice at Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor Architects. Alongside these complementary professional and academic roles, my research interest centres around the investigation of classicism and its potential as a living language of architecture.

The practice was featured in the Architecture Foundation's 2016 publication ‘New Architects 3', the definitive survey of the best practices formed in the last 10 years. Projects by the practice have been shortlisted for various awards and were displayed in the exhibition "What Is Ornament?" at the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2019. The practice has given lectures concerning its work and teaching in the UK, Europe and North America.

I sit on the board of the INTBAU Ax:son Johnson Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture, the education committee of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects and the advisory committee for the ICAA Education Forum 2020 to be held in the USA in September 2020.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Academic responsibilities

Course Leader, MArch Architecture (RIBA 2)


  • 2007: RIBA Part 3, Examination in Professional Practice in Architecture, London Metropolitan University
  • 2005: RIBA Part 2, Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, London Metropolitan University
  • 2004: RIBA Part 1, BArch (Hons) Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art
  • 1999: Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Leeds College of Art & Design

Teaching and learning

Qualifications and expertise

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught