Simon Unwin

Teacher, Author

1952 –


Who is Simon Unwin?

Simon Unwin is the author of Analysing Architecture and Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand, both widely used in schools of architecture around the world. His other publications include: An Architecture Notebook: Wall; Doorway; and Exercises in Architecture. Together, the books form a corpus of work that establishes a consistent and widely applicable methodology for the analysis of architecture through drawing.

Books by Unwin have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. Unwin is also well known for his personal architectural notebooks which explore, through densely packed notes and meticulous and evocative drawings, various themes in architecture such as: Entrance; Time; Place; and The Person. Unwin is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the Dundee School of Architecture, Scotland, where he was Professor from 2004 to 2009. Previously he was Senior Lecturer at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff University, Wales, where he continues to teach design and architectural analysis.

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  • Professor, University of Dundee
    (2004 - 2009)

on July 23, 2013


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