Martin Gledhill qualified at the University of Bath under the influence of Michael Brawne, Peter Smithson and Patrick Hodgkinson. For 25 years he worked as a practising architect, both within his own practice, Gledhill Walker Architects, and with Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios amongst others.
Having been a visiting critic and tutor for many years Martin joined the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering as a full time member of staff in 2005. For many years he led the BSc Architecture Year 4 Design Studio (known as the degree year) and has variously been the Director of Studies for the B.Sc and the M.Arch.
Martin has particular interest in the symbolism and 'spirituality' of architecture, arising from a life long interest in Jungian psychology and theology. The connections between analytical psychology and the design process form part of an ongoing research paper. In September 2014, Martin completed an MA Jungian and Post Jungian Studies. He is now developing his dissertation topic 'The Tower - Myth and Fiction' as a PhD with Lucy Huskinson. In time, and with hope a book will emerge that examines Jung and Architecture.
Martin believes that the craft of building is an integral part of any conceptual agenda, as is the psychological intent and its affect. Moreover, pastoral care, open, lively and dedicated discussion with every student is at the core of what he endeavours to do.