Frank Albo | Historian of Architecture

Dr. Frank Albo

Dr. Frank Albo is an architectural historian and an expert on communicating new streams of knowledge in relation to the built environment and the cultures of the past. He holds graduate degrees in ancient Near Eastern languages, Western esotericism, and the history of art, receiving his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2012.

Dr. Albo’s approach to architecture, landscape, and design seeks to transform public spaces into interactive journeys of discovery, which elevate the mind and promote a sense of wonder and inspiration. He was featured as the code-breaking protagonist in the best-selling book, The Hermetic Code (now in it’s fourth printing), and has lectured internationally on a broad range of subjects from the cosmology of Egyptian temples to the minimalism of Modern architecture.

His groundbreaking discoveries on the meanings encoded in public monuments, gardens, and cities have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, as well as in several radio, television, and documentary programs. With his comprehensive knowledge of world cultures, traditions, and beliefs, Dr. Albo has worked as a consultant for prominent museums and leading design firms. His client list includes the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the Royal Alberta Museum.

He has also acted as an advisor for major film and television companies, including A&E, the History Channel, Discovery, Nightingale Film Group, and Stornoway Productions. Dr. Albo has a unique ability to peel back conventional history to provide new vistas of thought and perception that help us to re-imagine who we are and the communities to which we belong.