Jury announced for 2019 Antepavilion Commission

Meet the cross-disciplinary panel who will judge 2019's Antepavilion competition

The jury for the 2019 Antepavilion competition has been announced.

The panel, who will be considering entries for this new annual commission, comprises Farshid Moussavi, Director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, the creative designer and artist Camille Walala, David Knight, co-founder of DK-CMThomas Randall - Page, part of the team who won the commission in 2018, and Russell Gray, founder of Shiva Ltd. The jury will be chaired by Chloe Spiby Loh, Projects Assistant at the Architecture Foundation and include consultation with engineer Ed Moseley of AKT II.

The Antepavilion Commission is a £25,000 initiative to develop and display experimental structures in east London. The project, which is sponsored by Shiva Ltd with help from the Architecture Foundation, will offer emerging architects, makers and artists an opportunity to create a rooftop installation within a complex and unique urban environment at Columbia and Brunswick Wharf in the London borough of Hackney.

The deadline for submissions is 9am on Monday 11 February 2018.

The Jury

Farshid Moussavi

Farshid is the founding director of Farshid Moussavi Architecture, and previously co-founded the London-based Foreign Office Architects. She has worked on a number of award-winning projects that have been published and exhibited widely including La Folie Divine in Montpelier and the John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex in Leicester, UK. She has been a Professor at Harvard University since 2006 and is the author of The Function of Ornament (2006), The Function of Form (2009) and the Function of Style (2015). 

She is a former Trustee of the Architecture Foundation and a Royal Academician at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, more recently she was also awarded an OBE as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2018.


Camille Walala 

Camille is an artist and creative designer based in East London whose distinctive style has brought her to work across a range of scales all over the globe. Originally training in textile design, her work has evolved to include interior design and art direction. Increasingly, her distinctive style has led to large scale commissions and installations in the urban landscape with clients including Better Bankside, Harrods and Barbican Festival.


David Knight  

David is a co-founding director of the London based practice DK-CM, whose work is well known for its critical and imaginative engagement with the historical and social identities of a place. David has been a unit master at the RCA since 2012 where he has also completed a PhD on the politics of planning knowledge. He is a trustee of the Architecture Foundation and a consultant to the Greater London Authority Specialist Assistance Team.


Thomas Randall-Page  

Thomas is an architectural designer who was part of the winning team in the 2018 Antepavilion commission. He has worked for a number of architecture practices in the UK including Heatherwick Studio and 6a and has held a number of teaching positions at the Architectural Association, the University of East London and Oxford Brookes University.

Russell Gray 

Russell Gray is the principal director of Shiva Ltd the owners of Columbia Wharf/Hoxton Docks.  Shiva is a long-term property investment company working exclusively with sites and buildings of special cultural, architectural or historic interest around central London. "If it isn’t special or different, we don’t do it.” he says when asked what he does in property and building. 

To realise its projects Shiva works almost exclusively with its own craftsmen and associated specialist contractors.  Gray is less likely to be found behind a desk than in a workshop or on site with hands on one of the company’s projects. These include rigorous building restorations, experimental structures in new materials and special gardens through to engineering projects on boats and aircraft. This hands-on approach has led him to rue the absence of such skills in most architects. Hence the Antepavilion commission's emphasis on direct designer engagement in the construction process.

Chloe Spiby Loh (Chair)

Chloe is the newest member of the team at The Architecture Foundation and has a broad range of experience in practice, curation, teaching and publishing. Since graduating from the University of Cambridge, Chloe has worked for Eric Parry Architects, David Kohn Architects and O’Donnell + Tuomey, and has been a teaching assistant at Central Saint Martins and University College Dublin. She has completed fellowships with the British and Irish Pavilions at the Venice Architecture Biennale and has been a contributing writer for Architecture Ireland, the journal for the Royal Institute of Irish Architects.

Ed Moseley

Ed is a Director at AKT II, a leading engineering practice with experience of architectural projects of all scales. His experience includes involvement from concept to construction of art and cultural projects such as the Megafon pavilion at the Winter Olympics in 2014  and then the Hyundai Pavilion for the Winter Olympics in 2018; he also tutors at both the AA and the RCA. He has been advising the shortlisted teams on their entries since the inception of the Antepavilion programme and leading the detailed design in collaboration with the winners.