I am an architect and, at the University of Brighton and Kingston University, a lecturer and researcher in architecture. I publish and participate widely in the developing field of architectural/archaeological/anthropological interdisciplinarity, especially as this relates to design and drawing. With a team from Newcastle University I am a Co-Investigator on the 3-year AHRC-funded project, Wastes and Strays: The Past, Present and Future of English Urban Commons.
My PhD, completed 2 years ago at the Bartlett, UCL, was titled Scandalous Artefacts: visual and analogical practice between architecture and archaeology, and was supervised across the departments of architecture and anthropology.
In 2000 I co-founded Bates Zambelli Architects which I ran until 2013. I currently lecture in the history & theory and professional practice of architecture at the University of Brighton and co-run a design studio at Kingston University School of Architecture and Landscape. I also lecture and examine in professional practice at Kingston University, the University of Westminster and at London Metropolitan University.