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Prof Neil Jackson Dip Arch, MA, PhD, RIBA, FSA

Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture Architecture

Biography

Personal Statement

Neil Jackson is an architect and architectural historian and holds the Charles Reilly Chair of Architecture in the School. Previously the Hoffman Wood Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds (2000-2005) he has also taught architecture and architectural history at the University of Nottingham (1990-2000) and at the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, California (1985-1990). In 2009-11 he was the recipient of a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and in 2013 was a Guest Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, California. He is currently a Professorial Research Associate in the Japanese Research Centre at SOAS (the School of African and Oriental Studies), University of London. At present engaged in research on the architectural dialogue between Japan and the West, he has published books on contemporary architecture (The Modern Steel House, 1996), California Architecture (Craig Ellwood, 2002; Pierre Koenig, 2007), Victorian architecture (Nineteenth-century Bath, Architects and Architecture, 1991; Saltaire: The Making of a Model Town, 2010) and Arts and Crafts architecture (F W Troup, 1985). He has received research awards from, amongst others, the AHRC, the British Academy, the Graham Foundation, the RIBA, the Japan Foundation Endowment Committee and the Society of Antiquaries of London, and was awarded the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize (2003), now renamed the Art Book Prize, for his book on Craig Ellwood and the SAHGB (Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain) Hawksmoor Essay Medal for his work on F W Troup (1983). He has previously sat on the committees of the Victorian Society, DoCoMoMo UK, the Twentieth Century Society and the Executive Committee and the Education Sub-committee of the SAHGB, as well as the Post-war Listed Buildings Steering Group at English Heritage. He has served as a Trustee for DoCoMoMo UK and the Twentieth Century Society. In 2017-20 he will be President of the SAHGB.

Personal Distinctions

  • Victorian Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society 2015)
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society 2015)
  • Society of Antiquaries of London guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Society of Antiquaries of London 2014)
  • Japan Research Center, SOAS, guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Japan Research Centre, SOAS 2014)
  • Japan Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Japan Society 2014)
  • Getty Conservation Institute guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California 2013)
  • Getty Conservation Institute Scholar's Lecture (Invitation to Speak, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California 2013)
  • Getty Conservation Institute Guest Scholar (Competitive Fellowship, Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, California 2013)
  • Japan Research Centre, SOAS, guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Japan Research Centre, SOAS 2012)
  • Victorian Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society 2011)
  • Victorian Society Liverpool Group guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society Liverpool Group 2011)
  • Victorian Society Study Day guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society 2010)
  • Professorial Research Associate, SOAS (Japan Research Centre, SOAS 2009)
  • C20 Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, C20 Society 2008)
  • Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust 2008)
  • Victorian Society Study Day guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society 2007)
  • Victorian Society Liverpool Group guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Victorian Society Liverpool Group 2007)
  • Surrey Arts and Crafts Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, Surrey Arts and Crafts Society 2007)
  • C20 Society guest speaker (Invitation to Speak, C20 Society 2007)
  • C20 Society Trustee (C20 Society 2007)
  • Evelyn Wrench Speaker 2006 (Invitation to Speak, British-American-Canadian Associates/English Speaking Union 2006)
  • Evelyn Wrench Speaker 2005 (Invitation to Speak, British-American-Canadian Associates/English Speaking Union 2005)
  • 49th Sir Banister Fletcher Award (Prize, Authors' Club 2003)

Administrative Roles

  • In the School of Architecture, I chair the Architectural and Urban History Group. I also serve as the Academic Director for Architecture at the University of Liverpool in London.

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