Mark Wilson Jones



Mark is an architect and architectural historian with a research focus on ancient Greece and Rome. He studied architecture at the University of Cambridge, the Polytechnic of Central London, and the British School at Rome. After working for the great Geoffrey Bawa in Sri Lanka, Mark’s first designs were a new-build house and studio for the photographer Peter Lavery, and in a collaboration on the Casa-Museo Anastacio Gonçalves, in Lisbon. Later, back living in Rome scholarly endeavours took over (see publications).

Since 2000, Mark has taught history, theory, conservation and studio at the University of Bath, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, a department which has come first in one or more of the main university ranking tables for the last twelve years.  For the Bath Preservation Trust he served on their planning committee and as trustee, and he evaluates university research in the built environment for the UK Government through the ‘REF 2021’ process. Mark was recognized for his contribution to teaching by the Traditional Architecture Group, of which he recently became Chair.