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Mr Matt Gaskin

BSc. Hons, Diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies

Head of Architecture, Cultural Context Leader for the Office Based Examination Programme

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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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 has worked as a research assistant on the Aberdeen Bicentennial, Inventory or Parks and Gardens in Gordon District, and the 3D Model of Oxford.

Research projects

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

Book chapters

  • Gaskin MN, Telberg D, 'A Construction Conversation' in Harriss H, Froud D (ed.), Radical Pedagogies : Architectural Education and the British Tradition, RIBA Publishing (2015)
    ISBN: 9781859465837


  • Gaskin M, review of Concrete and Culture: a Material History, in Planning Perspectives 28 (2013) pp.329-331
    ISSN: 0266-5433 eISSN: 0266-5433
  • Gaskin M, review of Horace Walpoles Strawberry Hill, in Britain and the World 3 (1) (2010) pp.161-162
    ISSN: 1941-6105 eISSN: 1941-6105
  • Gaskin M, review of Sir John Vanbrugh: Storyteller in Stone, in Britain and the World 3 (2) (2010) pp.287-288
    ISSN: 1941-6105 eISSN: 1941-6105


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.

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.