Timothy Brittain-Catlin is an architectural historian, architect and writer. He lectures at the University of Kent at Canterbury, and is also an instructor at the New York University in London. He has worked in Israel on urban renewal schemes, and taught at the Israeli Bezelel Academy of Art and Design, as well as on historic building restoration and refurbishment in west London and the Scottish Borders. He contributes to the Architectural Review, writes regular features for the World of Interiors, and also designed his own house, the Millennium Villa. He is the author of Collins need to know? How to Read a Building.