Jury announced for New Architects 3

The jury of critics has been announced for a major survey of the British architectural scene of the last decade. 

The judges, who represent a cross section of British architecture critics, will be in charge of selecting the 100 best practices founded since 2005 for publication in the New Architects book.

Full jury


Kate Goodwin is the Drue Heinz Curator of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts. She curated the exhibition Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. She is author of Dandelion: the making of the UK pavilion, a book about Heatherwick Studio’s pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo.


Edwin Heathcote is an architect and designer. He has been the architecture and design critic of The Financial Times since 1999, and is the author of a number of books. He has a monthly column in GQ Magazine and is the editor-in-chief of online design writing archive readingdesign.org.


Vicky Richardson is director of architecture, design and fashion for the British Council. Since joining the British Council in 2010, Vicky’s role as ADF director has included commissioning the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale and overseeing projects around the world. Vicky studied architecture at the University of Westminster after a foundation in art at Central St Martins.  From 2004 to 2010 she was Editor of Blueprint. She is a member of the London Mayor’s Cultural Strategy Group and a visiting critic at design and architecture schools.


Catherine Slessor is an architectural critic and editor. She edited The Architectural Review from 2009 until 2015 and is widely regarded as one for the foremost architectural writers of her generation. She has written a number of books on architecture including Concrete Regionalism and Eco-tech: Sustainable Architecture and High Technology.


Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian. He trained as an architect at the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art, and has worked in a number of practices – including OMA in Rotterdam, muf in London, and at the Architecture and Urbanism Unit of the Greater London Authority. He has written for international publications, from Building Design and the Architects' Journal, to Icon, Domus and Frieze. He has served as curatorial advisor to the Architecture Foundation and is a regular visiting critic at a number of architecture schools.


Ellis Woodman is the director of the Architecture Foundation in London. He also writes on architecture for the Daily Telegraph and the Architectural Review.  He was the curator of the British Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale. His books include Modernity and Reinvention: the architecture of James Gowan (2008) and Habitat: Biq builds the City (2013).



Pamela Buxton (Project Editor) is a freelance architecture and design journalist. She has contributed to a wide selection of publications including Building Design, RIBA Journal, Blueprint and Grand Designs Magazine. She was editor of the latest edition of the Metric Handbook (Routledge, 2015) and copy editor of Tony Fretton’s Buildings and their Territories (Birkhauser, 2014).


Phineas Harper (Convenor) is the Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation and former Deputy Editor of The Architectural Review. He is a designer and critic with a background in politics and international development. His book The Architecture Sketchbook was published by Magma and Laurence King earlier this year. He has written widely for architectural titles including Uncube, ArchDaily, The Architects' Journal and Made.


More information

All architecture practices founded since January 2005 are invited to submit short summaries of their work for publication in the New Architects book. Further information about submission criteria is available on the Architecture Foundation website.