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1 Last updated 25 June 2020.


  • RIBA award winning Architect
  • Founder of Oblong Architecture
  • Senior Lecturer at Huddersfield University School of Architecture
  • Author of the forthcoming The Rise of Academic Architectural Education: The Origins and Enduring Influence of the Académie Royale d'Architecture, Published by Routledge
  • Senior Pastor of Sheffield Vineyard Church. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Architectural Education
  • Architectural history and theory
  • Social and environmental responsible architecture
  • Rural African architecture
  • Geocaching and site analysis
  • Architecture in Holland

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sheffield


Master, Liverpool John Moores University




External positions

Member, Association of Architectural Educators

2014 → …

Senior Pastor, Sheffield Vineyard Church

2013 → …

Member, Higher Education Academy

2012 → …

Founder, Oblong Architecture

2008 → …

Member, Architect’s Registration Board

2000 → …

Member, Royal Institute of British Architects

2000 → …

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Research Output

The Rise of Academic Architectural Education: The origins and enduring influence of the Académie d'Architecture

Griffin, A., 22 Jul 2019, 1 ed. Routledge. 190 p. (Routledge Research in Architectural History )

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    • 2 Oral presentation

    Using Geocaching as a Teaching Tool with Student Architects

    Alexander Griffin (Speaker)

    3 Sep 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Whereigo Geocaching MOOCs and the Investigation of Virtual Places

    Alexander Griffin (Speaker)

    27 Jun 2014

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation