Matthew Gaskin

BSc Hons, Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies, PGCTHE

Associate Dean Strategy and Development


In my position as the Associate Dean Strategy and Development, I work with my collegues and the students in the Schools, Faculty and University to produce high quality teaching, internationally renowned research and global reach.   

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

Matt has run a design unit with Toby Shew on the themes of Cosmetic Surgery, Genetics, Airships, and a Science Institute. He has tutored dissertations for fourteen years on multiple topics including contemporary architecture theory, architectural history, film and architecture, food and architecture, architecture and terrorism, to name but a few



Matt teaches design studio in the International Regenertation and Development Group


Matt has worked as a research assistant on the Aberdeen Bicentennial, Inventory or Parks and Gardens in Gordon District, and the 3D Model of Oxford. He also sits on the School of Architceture Research Steering Group. 

Research projects

Matt has been a judge on the RIBA Dissertation Medal for 2010. He is also a member of the RIBA Validation Visiting Board panel and the RIBA Validation Working Group.  He is a founding member of the ARENA research group.

He has practiced architecture with Keppie Henderson Architects, Sir Alexander Gibbs, and the British Army.



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Professional information


Matt has presented papers and chaired sessions for the British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, and was part of the organisation committee for the 3rd Annual AHRA International Conference.

He is currently writing two papers on the architectural theory and Anglo-American influence of Robert Morris, and researching the moving drawing – architecture and animation.

Further details

Matt has been teaching architectural design and cultural context for fourteen years. Matt studied architecture in Aberdeen, specialising in Architectural History. He has run design workshops for Mary Washington College, Virginia and Berkeley, California. He has run the BA Honours Part 1 Programme in Architecture and is currently the Programme Leader for the Part 2 course at Oxford Brookes University, and teaches architectural theory for the Pomona Programme in Oxford. He is the cultural context leader for the Office Based Examination.