We look back again at another contributor to the great profession. This time it is further than ever!

Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt were the original proving grounds for architects, way back when there was no engineering separation we see today. While the technology of millennia ago may seem irrelevant in the times of carbon nanotubes and atomic circuits, design really should be based on backsight as well as foresight. With this in mind I decided to highlight one of the earliest polymaths in history and bona fide genius. Imhotep.

Many may be thinking, hang about, Imhotep, I remember that...