Dr. Matthew Armitt received his Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool School of Architecture having obtained a number of institutional grants where he researched the revolutionary architectural teaching at the Moscow architecture school VKhUTEMAS (Higher Artistic and Technical Studios 1921-1926). His research exposed new findings that contributed to his knowledge of this complex and fascinating period of Soviet architecture and architectural teaching history. Matthew has engaged with numerous networks and academic affiliations such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and the Moscow School of Architecture (MARKhI). Each contributed to his subject knowledge which enhanced the reputation and development of this subject area through publications as well as having made a number of academic presentations/lectures enthusiastically contributing to the wider academic debate on Soviet architecture and architectural teaching as a whole.