Welcoming Neil Spiller, Visiting Azrieli Critic 2020


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Architect Neil Spiller is spending the winter semester at the Azrieli School, teaching two six-week Option Studios in the Master of Architecture program. One studio has an urban theme; the other focuses on architecture as narrative. An exhibit of Neil’s drawings from COMMUNICATING VESSELS is on display until February 26 in the school’s Lightroom Gallery. 

About Neil Spiller

Neil Spiller is the former Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, London. Prior to this, he was Dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Construction, and Professor of Architecture and Digital Theory at Greenwich University. Before that, he was Vice-Dean and Graduate Director of Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

He is on the editorial board of AD (Architectural Design). His architectural design work has been published and exhibited on many occasions worldwide. Since 1998, he has produced the epic COMMUNICATING VESSELS project.

Neil is also known as the founding director of the AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) Group (2004); now based at the University of Greenwich. Neil and the AVATAR Group are recognized internationally for their paradigm-shifting contribution to architectural discourse, research/experiment, and teaching.

Neil’s numerous books include Cyberreader: Critical Writings of the Digital Era (2002); Digital Dreams: The Architecture of the New Alchemic Technologies (1998); and Visionary Architecture: Blueprints of the Modern Imagination (2006).