Anthony completed his Bachelor of Architecture and Diploma of Architecture at the University of Nottingham (UK), where his final year thesis work received an honorable mention in a national student design competition: 3DReid (2009). After coming to New Zealand in 2009 and working with Habitat for Humanity, Anthony joined the University of Auckland in 2011, where he recently completed his PhD., entitled “Touching Architecture: a felt phenomenology of affective atmospheres and embodied encounters,”. His thesis explores the sense modality of touch (and embodied perception) in the design and experience of contemporary architecture. His research addresses the question “(How) can a more-than visual architecture generate more touching experiences?”

Research Interests:

  • Haptic Phenomenology
  • Atmosphere and Affect
  • Architecture and Neuroscience
  • Multisensory and Synaesthetic Perception
  • Enaction and Embodiment