Job title: Senior Lecturer in Architectural History

Role: Head of Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 8204


Office address: Minto House, Room 2.56

Research outputs: Dr Richard Anderson on Edinburgh Research Explorer

Richard Anderson is Head of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA) and Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh. He is editor and principal translator of Ludwig Hilberseimer’s Metropolisarchitecture and Selected Essays (New York, 2012; second edition 2013) and the author of Russia: Modern Architectures in History (London, 2015), a cultural history of Russian architecture from 1861 to the present. His current research explores the functions and effects of the Soviet architectural system.

Selected publications

Russia: Modern Architectures in History. (London: Reaktion Books, 2015)

Hilberseimer, Ludwig. Metropolisarchitecture and Selected Essays. Edited by Richard Anderson (New York: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, 2012; second edition 2013).

Architecture in Print: Design and Debate in the Soviet Union, 1919-1935. (New York: Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University, 2005) (with Kristin Romberg).

A Screen that Receives Images by Radio.’ AA Files 67 (2013): 3-15.

‘Tatlin for Architects.’ In Tatlin: New Art for a New World: International Symposium, edited by Anna Szech (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2013): 258-62.

‘The International Fronts of Soviet Architecture, 1919-1939.’ In In Search of a Forgotten Architect: Stefan Sebök 1901-1942 (London: Architectural Association, 2012): 192-206.

‘USA/USSR: Architecture and War.’ Grey Room 34 (2009): 80-103.

‘Taking Stock: Documenting Russia's Modern Heritage.’ Future Anterior 5, no. 1 (2008): 81-86.

‘Tired of Meaning.’ Log 7 (2006): 11-13.

Current PhD students