About the Architecture Foundation

Bringing new voices to the conversation about London’s future

Mission

Established in 1991 as the UK's first independent architecture centre, the Architecture Foundation brings new voices to the conversation about architecture and urbanism in London.  We pursue this mission through:

-  Supporting the city's architects at the beginning of their careers.

-  Providing a platform for the best architects from across the world to contribute to thinking about London's future

-  Informing London's citizens about the city's built heritage and empowering them to contribute to discussions about its development


Programme

We host debates, make films, commission critical writing, curate exhibitions, publish books and engage industry figures with the aim of improving the quality of the discourse around London’s built environment. The 2018 programme featured 120 live events, ranging in scale from building tours for 30 people to lectures delivered to audiences of 1900.

Now in its fourth year, the lecture programme, Architecture on Stage, is delivered in partnership with the Barbican Centre and has featured many of the best architects from across the world. Recent landmark publications have included New Architects 3, a guide to the best practices to have set up in the UK over the past decade, and Project Interrupted, a book presenting lectures by British housing architects.

The free-to-download London Architecture Guide app has enabled tens of thousands of Londoners to learn about the architecture of their city. Competitions and free workplace residencies directed at young practices have provided career-transforming opportunities. The New Architecture Writers programme for young BAME critics is cultivating a more inclusive discourse, while the Architecture Schools database is opening up conversations between students and academics in universities. 


Funding

The Architecture Foundation receives no public funding and is reliant on the financial support of many architects, engineers, developers and other built environment professionals across London, who are listed at the bottom of this website’s homepage.

If you are interested in becoming a Supporter please email: 

matea@architecturefoundation.org.uk


Team

We are a small but dynamic team working with collaborators and partner institutions across London.

Ellis Woodman, Director

ellis@architecturefoundation.org.uk

@elliswoodman

 

Phineas Harper, Deputy Director

phineas@architecturefoundation.org.uk

@PhinHarper

 

Rosie Gibbs-Stevenson, Assistant Curator

rosie@architecturefoundation.org.uk

 

Matea Vlaskalic, Office Manager

matea@architecturefoundation.org.uk

 

Trustees

The Architecture Foundation is a registered charity, with a board of trustees composed of individuals from a wide cross-section of interests and professions including architecture, art, business, policy, media, engineering and law.


Contact

The Architecture Foundation

Royal College of Art

Kensington Gore

London, SW7 2EU

Email: mail@architecturefoundation.org.uk

Twitter: @ArchFoundation

Instagram: architecturefoundation 

Facebook: @thearchitecturefoundation


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