Neil Jackson is an architect and architectural historian and currently the President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. He is the Charles Reilly Professor of Architecture at the University of Liverpool in London as well as being a Professorial Research Associate and a member of the Japan Research Centre at SOAS, University of London. He was previously the Hoffman Wood Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Leeds and Reader in Architectural History at the University of Nottingham. He taught for five years at the California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, California, and before that at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, and the Polytechnic of the South Bank, London. His PhD, supervised by Roger Dixon and Sir John Summerson, was on The Speculative House in London, 1832-1914. He has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth-century British, American and Japanese architecture. His books include F W Troup, Architect (1985); Nineteenth Century Bath: Architects and Architecture (1991, 1999); The Modern Steel House (1996); Craig Ellwood (2002) and California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood (2002); Pierre Koenig (2007); Saltaire: The Making of a Model Town (2010). His book on Craig Ellwood was awarded the Sir Banister Fletcher Prize by the Author’s Club in 2003.
He currently has two books in production. The first, supported by a Major Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust and entitled Japan and the West: An Architectural Dialogue, is a study of the architectural interaction between Japan and the West between 1853 and 2000. The second, Pierre Koenig: The View from the Archive, is the result of time spent as a Guest Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, California.