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Bob Allies – University of Reading

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Bob Allies


Bob Allies

Job Title

Visiting Professor in Architecture



Career Path

Bob is a founding partner at Allies and Morrison, the architecture and urban planning practice based in London. He has previously held visiting professorships at the University of Edinburgh, University of Maryland and University of Bath. He was a member of the Faculty of Fine Arts at The British School at Rome, where he was, as an early career architect, awarded the Rome Scholarship. In 2016, Bob received an OBE for services to architecture and the Premio Selinunte from the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism. He is currently a member of the Mayor of London's Design Advisory Group and chair of the South East Design Review Panel.


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I qualified as an architect in 1999. I worked professionally as architect and interior designer in London and in practices across Hampshire. My research interests include a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture at various scales, through understanding ideas of interior detail to urban concepts. I lead the Masters in Architecture Urban design studio, which has made mixed use and housing proposals for European sites in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Rotterdam, London, Dublin and also locally on regional sites.

As an architect my own completed projects range from the interior fit-out of bars and restaurants and retail design through to individual house design, school design and public spaces. I have written books across a range of subjects from Representation and drawing, Urban investigation and analysis to Materials and Interior space.

I am Chair of the South Coast Design review advising on strategic masterplanning projects regionally.

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