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I joined WSA in 2007 from Newcastle University where I was Degree Programme Director of the BA in Architectural Studies. I have a PhD in architectural history-theory and have written and published widely in this field. I am a registered architect with many years experience of full-time practice (prior to entering academia) in London and elsewhere, at associate and project-leader level. I am an Editor of Architectural Research Quarterly.
History and theory of architecture, aesthetics of architecture and wider links to visual culture. Settlement patterns and vernacular architectures of the Middle East.
An extended investigation of Ruskin's critical observation of architecture in the context of Italy has been completed with the publication of Building Ruskin's Italy. Watching Architecture (Ashgate, 2012); this project was supported by grants from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, and the British Academy.
With initial support from the Paul Mellon Centre, and a Research Leave Fellowship (Cardiff University 2013-14) I am working on a book entitled Shadow-Makers: A Cultural History of Shadows in Architecture to be published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2017.
A further major study, Adrian Stokes - an architectonic eye by Legenda (imprint of the Modern Humanities Research Association) was published in 2009.
I am an Editor of the international refereed journal Architectural Research Quarterly (Cambridge University Press), a member of the RIBA, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Stephen Kite is also a painter of architecture and landscape