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Professor Jeremy Till

Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
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Jeremy  Till


Jeremy Till is an architect, writer and educator. His research is known for exploring the social and political dimensions of architecture and the built environment.

He researches through exhibitions, buildings and writing. His best known built work is 9 Stock Orchard Street (2001), designed with Sarah Wigglesworth. The building received a Civic Trust Award, a RIBA National Award and was winner of the RIBA Sustainability Prize, as well as being widely disseminated in popular media and the professional press.

Till’s major written work is Architecture Depends (2009), which suggests a new way of understanding architecture in terms of its dependency rather than its autonomy. The book won the RIBA President’s Award for Research, as did two other of his books, Flexible Housing (2007) and Spatial Agency (2011), making Till the only person to have received this prestigious award three times. His most recent book, The Design of Scarcity (2014) sets out how designers might productively work under conditions of scarcity. Most of these books have been the outcomes of major research grants from AHRC and HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area).

Further ideas of architecture’s engagement with society have been explored through his curation, first of the UK pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and then of the UK Pavilion at the 2014 Shenzhen Architecture Biennale.

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Current research students

  • Adriana Cobo Corey, Taste Untold: Critical Performance Practice for the Contemporary Public Space (Lead supervisor)
  • Katrin Ho, Fostering Discursive Civility by Creating Hybrid Artefacts (Joint supervisor)
  • Juliana Ribeiro Muniz Westcott, Re-shaping Cities in the face of Climate and Ecological Emergency (Lead supervisor)
  • Sibyl Trigg, Towards a collaborative practice: The contemporary role of data in community led urban regeneration (Lead supervisor)
  • Martin Zhang, The Spatial Paradigmatic Meaning of London's Chinatown (Lead supervisor)


Architecture, spatial and interior design