Meet the Architecture Foundation's Young Trustees

AF appoints a team of young practitioners to a newly-created board

The Architecture Foundation has created a new team of young trustees – a board of six architectural designers and writers engaged in bringing forward new projects, expanding the reach of the foundation and developing its network of volunteers.

The young trustees, who do not have the statutory responsibilities of the AF's existing board, work with the core staff team on a variety of established and new initiatives and play an increacingly crucial role in the foundation's programme. They can be emailed using the address

The AF Young Trustees

Olivia Mull

Olivia Mull is a London-based arts writer and curator. She is currently Managing Editor of online architecture and design magazine Dezeen. 


Neba Sere

Neba is an architectural designer and graduate of Central Saint Martins. She previously worked at Studio Weave and is now a co-founder of WUH Architecture, a young and dynamic design practice that seeks to create interactive and socially-engaged art and architecture installations.

Neba is passionate about the intersection of building with community involvement and is currently working as a community engagement coordinator at Citymine(d) and Roman Road Trust, exploring just that.


Matthew Bovingdon-Downe

Matthew is a designer and writer who co-ordinates the AF’s volunteers network. He has previously worked at the Architectural Review and was assistant programme director of the AF’s Papers festival.


Karan Pancholi

Karan is co-founder of London based design collective OKRA. He completed his Professional Diploma in Architecture at the CASS and part one studies in Manchester. Karan previously worked for Studio Egret West and is a trustee for the Larkhall Park Community Garden.


Rhea Martin

Rhea is currently undertaking her Part II studies at Central Saint Martins having graduated from Glasgow School of Art. She is interested in architecture and the built environment in its widest sense and has been involved in various workshops exploring different modes of interdisciplinary collaboration. She has recently been on placement with artist Verity-Jane Keefe.

Joshua Broomer

Joshua is an architectural designer currently based in London. This year he was on the winning team for the IDeation place and displacement competition in New York.



Benjamin Allan

Benni is the Director of estudio b, an emerging architecture and design practice working across diverse scales and sectors from education and residential buildings through to catwalks and exhibitions. Benni strongly believes that good design should be available to all and tries to promote this both through workshops and through his teaching at the University of Greenwich.