TS&JT Architecture & Design

Teaching Overview

Both partners teach a postgraduate design unit at Kingston School of Architecture, and on the Engelsberg Summer School in Classical Architecture in Sweden. These academic environments provide opportunities for reflection and intellectual rigour, which in turn informs our practice. In 2021 they won the RIBA Traditional Architecture Groups Achievement Award in recognition of their teaching work.

They taught the William H. Harrison visiting design studio at the University of Miami School of Architecture Spring 2021.

Timothy combines his role in the practice with that of Course Director of the MArch (RIBA 2) Architecture course at Kingston.

The partners have been guest critics at University of Notre Dame, USA, University of Miami, USA, Yale School of Architecture, USA, Cambridge University, Edinburgh College of Art, TU Munich and ETH Zürich. Timothy has previously taught at London Metropolitan University and Jonathan at Edinburgh College of Art.

MArch Unit 6 19/20

Modern Classicism

It is through its façade that a building engages its largest audience, and by which it communicates. Façades mediate between their context and the specificity of their interiors. A window to the city may be one of very many, yet the same window to a room may be its most prominent feature. Façades have thickness and therefore contain solid and void, and must be represented in plan and section in order to be fully understood. They may be inhabited and certainly will accommodate structure and often building services too.

Façades communicate the first expression of the architectural ambition of the building, and accounting for much of the building’s cost, also embody some of its constraints. They are expressive of the technical, theoretical and representational contexts of their times.

The classical façade, unencumbered by the need to simultaneously represent the ideals of the Modern Movement and freed from the obligation to express a programmatic and technical functionalism, may speak of its many purposes with nuance and wit.

We visited and studied classical buildings of the modern age in London, New York and Washington DC, and proposed façades for sites in the city grid of that most American of British cities – Glasgow. We investigated the means by which a contemporary façade might have a monumental expression and an overall order within which relief and material are used to adapt its nature to circumstances of scale and proximity, conditions of interior and exterior.

  • Anthony Fitheoglou

  • Ffion Parry

  • Thomas Lockhart

  • Manray Bhogal

  • Vinicius Gaio De Siqueira

  • Robert Poll