Foyer Competition: An International Competition for Britain’s First New–Build Foyer

1 September 1992 - 1 March 1993

  • Scheme by Summerline Payne Architects
  • Scheme by Nasrine Seraj Architects
  • Scheme by Caruso St. John
  • Scheme by Fleming & Kahane Architects
  • Scheme by Michel Lambert Architects
  • Scheme by Van Rijn Vago Architects
  • Scheme by Bevor Mull Architects
  • Scheme by Spencer Fung
  • Scheme by Marks Barfield
  • Scheme by Caruso St. John

To celebrate its twentieth birthday, Shelter, the charity for the homeless, asked the AF to coordinate an international design competition for young architects to design Britain’s first new–build Foyer, a transitional centre for homeless youth.

The winning design for the £2.5 million Foyer by Ian Simpson Associates was subsequently built in Birmingham and opened for business in 1998.

Shortlisted practices included:

Allies & Morrison
Beevor Mull
Caruso St John
Fleming and Kahane
Marks Barfield
Michael Lambert
Nasrine Seraji
Simpson Associates
Spencer Fung