AF appoints six new young trustees

Meet the new young board of the Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation has appointed six new young trustees. The new board will lead the AF Young Network organising independent events and supporting the foundation to expand its reach and develop its network of volunteers.

Since 2017 the Young Trustees have been a critical part of the foundation's programme leading the popular Part Four series among other projects. 

The six new board members will join existing young trustees, Benni Allen and Rhea Martin who jointly chair the AF Young Network.

Ellis Woodman, director of the Architecture Foundation, said "I am thrilled that such a fantastic set of young practitioners have taken up the call to join the AF's board of Young Trustees. I am looking forward to working with them. I would also like to thank everyone who applied for the role. The quality of candidates was overwhelming. Finally, I would like to thank outgoing trustees Karan Pancholi, Neba Sere and Josh Broomer who have served as on the board for two years and have been transformative in developing the AF Young Network."

The AF Young Trustees

 

Hanna Benihoud

Hanna is the director of Hanna Benihoud Studio, an interdisciplinary studio exploring art, architecture, and the fascinating space in between. Creating large scale installations that tell a story or unite a community is a labour of love that is always worth the work. The studio's work centres around meaningful community engagement with tangible outcomes to promote a feeling of agency within a community. Each project is a collaborative effort working alongside other architects, local authorities and not for profit organisations. 


Amandeep Kalra

Amandeep is a qualified architect working at Brick By Brick/Common Ground Architecture, where he enjoys working at the intersection of public and private practice to deliver thoughtfully designed homes for Croydon. Prior to joining Common Ground Architecture, Amandeep worked on award winning projects at Levitt Bernstein and Allies & Morrison. Amandeep has also mentored students through the RIBA and served as a guest critic at Kingston University. He believes that good quality, affordability and sustainability can and should co-exist and is always interested in exploring new approaches to design that consider all of these.


Ioana Man

Ioana is an architectural designer working between architecture, set design and critical practice, having just graduated from the Architectural Association. Through a form of practice that combines theatrical techniques with academic research and architectural design, she seeks to question the architecture, science and rituals that influence what futures we are heading towards. She is passionate about building relationships with other professions, and her current work aims to bring architects closer to the microscopic scale, and the scientists that harness it.


Jake Sherwood

Jake grew up in South East London and continues to calls it his home. Having studied Fine Art at Northumbria then Architecture (Part 1) at Central Saint Martins, his practice focuses on motives of truth, story, home and community. He currently divides his time between an independent art practice and work with Greenwich Citizens Housing Community Land Trust. His motivation for joining AF links into what he terms "London's most tiering contradiction; love without freedom.”


Betty Owoo

Betty is currently undertaking her Part II studies at the London School of Architecture, having previously worked at Hawkins\Brown. She completed her Part I studies at Nottingham University, where her variety of roles at the student’s union involved running campaigns and events, as well as supporting other students. She is currently a student member of the Editorial Board of Citizen Magazine.


David Eagleton

David is an architect currently working at DRDH. Following his undergraduate studies in the UK, David spent two years in China before studying for his masters in Mendrisio, and currently works on a variety of projects in the UK and Belgium. This international perspective has reinforced his interest in architecture as a cultural endeavour, and in exploring this through different modes of practice.  


Chairs

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.


 

 

Benjamin Allan

Benni is the Director of EBBA Architects, an 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.