About the Architecture Foundation

Bringing new voices to the conversation about London’s future


The Architecture Foundation leads the conversation on the development of London and contributes to a global discourse about the architect’s changing role and responsibilities.  We pursue this mission through the delivery of an accessible public programme that makes space for emerging architects, groups historically underrepresented in the profession, and representatives of a wide range of related disciplines.  Exploring the architect’s capacity to combat climate change and systemic social inequalities represent central concerns of the programme.


We host debates, make films, commission critical writing, curate exhibitions, publish books and engage industry figures with the aim of improving the quality of the discourse around London’s built environment.

Our lecture programme, Architecture on Stage, is delivered in partnership with the Barbican Centre and has featured many of the best architects from across the world. Scaffold, the AF podcast, presents in-depth interviews with leading architects and other creative practitioners while our YouTube chanel hosts a programme of specially commissioned films. Recent landmark publications have included New Architects 4, a guide to the best practices to have set up in the UK over the past decade, and At Home in London: The Mansion Block, the first volume of an ambitious survey of London's housing types. The free-to-download London Architecture Guide app has enabled tens of thousands of Londoners to learn about the architecture of their city. Competitions and free workplace residencies directed at young practices have provided career-transforming opportunities. The New Architecture Writers programme for young Black and brown critics is cultivating a more inclusive discourse, while our Young Trustees programme is creating opportunities for a new generation to set tomorrow's agenda.


The Architecture Foundation receives no public funding and is reliant on the financial support of many architects, engineers, developers and other built environment professionals across London, who are listed at the bottom of this website’s homepage.

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We are a small but dynamic team working with collaborators and partner institutions across London.

Ellis Woodman, Director


Matthew Blunderfield, Producer


Matea Vlaskalic, Operations Manager




The Architecture Foundation is a registered charity, with a board of trustees composed of individuals from a wide cross-section of interests and professions including architecture, art, business, policy, media, engineering and law.


Diversity & inclusion

The Architecture Foundation's diversity and inclusion policy can be read here.



The Architecture Foundation

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Email: mail@architecturefoundation.org.uk

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