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Neil Spiller

Visiting Professor

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).



BA (Honours) Riba Part 1, Diploma (Honours) RIBA Part 2, Advanced Certificate in Professional Practice RIBA Part 3, ARB, Thames Polytechnic, London


Neil has taught master’s design and thesis studio for over 25 years. He supervises written theses and PhDs.

ARCS 5106 – MArch – Graduate Options Studio


Neil has written 25 books concerning the history and theory of 20th-century architecture, architectural drawn representation, digital tectonics, and surrealism and architecture. He is internationally known for his architecture drawings.