Jury announced for 2018 Antepavilion Commission

Meet the cross-disciplinary panel who will judge 2018's floating Antepavilion competition

The jury for the 2018 Antepavilion competition has been announced.

The panel, who will be considering entries for this new annual commission, comprises Mary Duggan, founder of Mary Duggan Architects, the writer and curator Emily King, Theo Molloy of PUP Architects who won the commission in 2017, Beth Hughes, head of Architecture at the Royal College of Art and Russell Gray, founder of Shiva Ltd. The jury will be chaired by Phineas Harper, Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation.

The Antepavilion is a £25,000 initiative to develop and display experimental structures in east London. The project, which is sponsored by Shiva Ltd with help from Architecture Foundation, will offer emerging architects, makers and artists an opportunity to create a floating installation within a complex and unique urban environment at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf in the London borough of Hackney.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Wendesday 28 February March 2018.

The Jury

Mary Duggan

Mary Duggan is founding director of Mary Duggan Architects and was a founding director of Duggan Morris Architects from 2004-2017. Her work is widely acclaimed attaining numerous industry awards including ten RIBA National and Regional Awards, three Civic Trust Awards, three Nominations for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award, The Stephen Laurence Prize and The Manser Medal. 

In 2013 while at Duggan Morris mary completed the Floating Cinema after winning an Architecture Foundation competition.

Theo Molloy

Theo Molloy is an architect and director of PUP Architects in London. He has worked for a number of architecture and design practices in Switzerland, Spain and the UK. Pup is currently working on a wide range of public and cultural commissions in the UK having won the inaugural Antepavilion commission with their project, HVAC in 2017.

Alongside his practice work Theo has held a number of teaching positions including at the Architectural Association and Umea School in Sweden. He currently leads Unit A at Oxford Brookes University and the Building Works Unit the Riga Technical University Summer School in Latvia.

Emily King

Emily King is a writer and curator specialising in graphic design. She is has contributed to a wide variety of publications including the Gentlewoman, Frieze and Apartamento, and says "I have a policy of working only for people who ask me. I don’t really pitch stories because I find by the time you pitch a story you are already completely exhausted and not interested in it." Emily wrote here MA thesis on film title sequences and a PhD on typeface design of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Russell Gray

Russell Gray is the principal director of Shiva Ltd the owners of Columbia Wharf/Hoxton Docks.  Shiva is a long-term property investment company working exclusively with sites and buildings of special cultural, architectural or historic interest around central London. "If it isn’t special or different, we don’t do it.” he says when asked what he does in property and building. 

To realise its projects Shiva works almost exclusively with its own craftsmen and associated specialist contractors.  Gray is less likely to be found behind a desk than in a workshop or on site with hands on one of the company’s projects. These include rigorous building restorations, experimental structures in new materials and special gardens through to engineering projects on boats and aircraft. This hands-on approach has led him to rue the absence of such skills in most architects. Hence the Antepavilion commiission’s emphasis on direct designer engagement in the construction process.

Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes has worked on projects of all scales around the world. Educated in Australia, she graduated with first class honours from the University of Technology Sydney where she later taught. She has worked for several design practices in Australia managing a variety of projects including the City of Sydney Public Library. In 2004 Bethjoined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, (OMA). In 2011 Beth established her own practice now based in London. Her work has been extensively published and awarded in several international competitions. Alongside her practice Beth has always been active in academia teaching at the Bartlett UCL, the University of Syracuse and the University of Cambridge and is currently the Head of Architecture at the Royal College of Art.

Phineas Harper (chair)

Phineas Harper is a critic and Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation. He is the creator of Turncoats, a bombastic international architectural debating society and founder of the New Architecture Writers Project, a course for BAME aspiring design critics.