Tom Dyckhoff, Peter Rees, and Vijay Thakur join The AF’s Board of Trustees

The Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce that Tom DyckhoffPeter Rees, and Vijay Thakur have this week joined its Board of Trustees.

Brian Clarke, Chairman of The AF’s Board said:
“As The Architecture Foundation continues to further its aims of innovation and social engagement in contemporary architecture, we are excited to welcome three talented new Trustees to our Board, each bringing with them a diverse range of skills and expertise that will further enable The AF to build upon its strong body of existing work.”

Tom Dyckhoff, one of the UK's leading critics and broadcasters on architecture, cities and design, has written widely for publications from The Sunday Telegraph and GQ to The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine. Dyckhoff, who appears regularly as a critic on TV and radio has been a member of the shortlisting panel for the Stirling Prize for architecture since 2008, and has sat on the architecture committees of the Arts Council, the British Council, amongst others.

Peter Rees, City Planning Officer for the City of London, has led the planning and regeneration of London’s financial and business centre since 1985. As a Founding Member and Director of the British Council for Offices Rees received the President’s Award in 2003 for “presiding over one of the most extensive periods of redevelopment in the City’s long history”, and was recently awarded an honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects for his services to architecture.

Vijay Thakur, who joins the board as Treasurer, is an entrepreneur specialising in angel investing and mentoring to start-up businesses. Thakur brings a wealth of financial experience to the Board including working previously as part of Goldman Sachs’ Private Clients Group, Japanese Warrant Trading at Salomon Brothers International, Credit Trading at Sumitomo Finance International and Portfolio Management at Highbridge Capital Management.

The appointment of our new trustees follows the retirement of Carole Conrad, Art Historian and Dan Labbad, Chief Executive Officer Europe, Middle East & Africa, Lend Lease (who has relocated to Sydney) from the board.

Image: Tom Dyckhoff