Matthew Wilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Architecture


Matthew Wilson, LEED AP, PhD is an intellectual historian who has taught aspects of the global history of architecture, urbanism, interior design and design-build, spanning from prehistory to contemporary times. His research focuses on the nineteenth and twentieth-century political, philosophical and epistemological motivations of spatial design. Matthew studied architecture at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he received the School of Architecture’s Senior Architecture Award. He graduated with a Master of Arts with Distinction in Landscape Urbanism at the Architectural Association in London and holds a certificate in Parametric Structures from the Istanbul Technical University. His PhD research as a Crossland Scholar at Royal Holloway, University of London, was awarded La Maison d’Auguste Comte’s Prix de Thèse. Matthew is currently developing his first full-length monograph for Routledge’s Planning and Urban Design Series. Apart from this intellectual history on British Positivism and its influence on the rise of modern urban planning he is also, simultaneously, outlining a complementary book on 19th c. social reformers.