Professor Richard Brook

Professor in Architecture

Research Overview

I am a registered Architect and an architectural historian. I am especially interested in the ways in which policy and legislation govern space and affect design. This approach characterises my research that is primarily focussed on post-war history and the relationships of the built environment with the structures of the state. I have studied official architecture, infrastructure, landscape and mainstream modernism, all with a focus on how these can narrate wider social, cultural, economic and political histories.