Matthew Wells (b.1988, Birmingham) is Lecturer in Architectural Studies at University of Manchester and member of the Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG). His research is concentrated on architectural history and theory since the Enlightenment. Particular focus is given to the relationships between representational techniques, technology, and professional expertise in the built environments of the 19th and 20th century. He studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art and completed his doctorate in the History of Design Programme at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art. Before his appointment at Manchester he was junior faculty at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich.