Dr Stephen Parnell is an architect, teacher, writer, communicator, critic and accidental historian of postwar architecture. He teaches architectural design and history at Newcastle University where his research focuses primarily on architectural media and on Brutalism. He practised as an architect in Perth, Australia and Sheffield, where he trained and completed a PhD on architecture magazines under Peter Blundell-Jones. Parnell exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2012, regularly contributes to architecture magazines internationally, and is Joint Editor-in-Chief of ARENA’s Journal of Architectural Research (AJAR). He is currently completing books on concrete for Bloomsbury’s Object Lessons series, on the architect Theo Crosby for Lund Humphries and on Architectural Design magazine for Harvard Design Press. 

Stephen Parnell