He has co-authored with the late Dr. Quentin Hughes, the two volumes Malta – The Baroque Island, (2003) and Malta – War & Peace, an Architectural Chronicle 1800–2000, (2005). He has published a monograph on the British Admiralty architect William Scamp in Malta and one of his most recent publications is The Ottoman Muslim Cemetery in Malta.
He has published in several prestigious international journals such as Abitare la Terra, L’Arca, Demetra, Palladio, and Spazio e Società.
Thake is a Salzburg fellow and a Member of CICA – Comité International des Critiques d’Architecture / International Committee of Architectural Critics. He is currently an associate professor in the History of Art department within the Faculty of Arts, University of Malta.