Tim Ainsworth Anstey


Institutt for form, teori og historie

Tim Anstey is an architect and academic, and joined AHO as Chair of PhD Programme in 2013. He was formally Director of Research at KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm in which role he worked with developing research culture and research-driven Masters education. He has a strong interest in the history of discourse around architecture and design, with a focus on how ideas about the role of the architect have been inscribed into architectural discourse. From 2011-2013 he was co-director of the Swedish National Strong Research Environment “Architecture in the Making”. He is on the editorial board of SITE Magazine.

Undervisning på AHO

  • PhD School:
  • Apparatus 1 Referencing/Research design/Critical reading
  • Context 1: Research Fields and Discourses
  • Project 1: Research Field Review
  • Apparatus 2: Disseminiation and academic writing
  • Context 2: Specialisms, Techniques and Tricks
  • Project 2: Developed Project Proposal


  • Arkitekturhistorie og teori

Curriculum Vitae - CV


RIBA Part 3 - 2000
Architectural Association (Professional Qualification)
Ph.D. - 1999
University of Bath School of Architecture
“Divinity and Difference: On unity and distortion in the work of Leon Battista Alberti”, supervisor: Dr Vaughan Hart, opponent: Dr Mario Carpo

M.Arch. - 1989
University of Bath School of Architecture and Building Engineering


Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects London


KTH School of Architecture
Guest Associate Professor

University of Bath
Lecturer, Leader of Masters Thesis Programme

KTH School of Architecture
Associate Professor

Selected publications

“Against the Empire. Pier Vittorio Aureli On the Possibility of an Absolute Architecture”. SITE 33/2013.

Nordic Journal of Architecture 3: Alteration. Guest edited Tim Anstey and Catharina Gabrielsson, 3/2012.

“Things that Move. Domenico Fontana and the Vatican Obelisk”. Nordic Journal of Architecture 3: Alteration, 3/2012.

Architecture an Authorship. Tim Anstey, Katja Grillner, Rolf Hughes eds. Black Dog Publishing, 2007.

”The Dangers of Decorum”. Architecture Research Quarterly, 10/2, 2006.

“The ambiguity of Disegno”. Journal of Architecture: Critical Architecture, 10/3/2005.