I am an architect and a Reader (Associate Professor equivalent) in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth. I publish and participate in the developing field of architectural/archaeological/anthropological interdisciplinarity, especially as this relates to design and drawing.

With a team from various UK universities supported by key ‘open space’ NGOs, I was a Co-Investigator on the recent 3-year AHRC-funded project, Wastes and Strays: The Past, Present and Future of English Urban Commons.

With Ioanni Delsante I edited a Special Issue of The Journal of Architecture called Architectural Agency and the Commons. This was published in May 2023.

My book Scandalous Space: between architecture and archaeology was published in 2019 by Spurbuchverlag.

My PhD, completed in 2016 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 with Sherry Bates until 2013.

Dr Alessandro Zambelli