About us

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2018 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme ‘identity’.

The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004, and has since grown to become Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival. The festival attracts a vast public audience – 400,000 people in 2017 – and a global media audience of millions. The vast majority of events are free, and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architecture and design practices and practitioners, leading cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.

In 2017 the London Festival of Architecture was named by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as one of his design advocate organisations, and is working alongside the Mayor’s team to champion architecture, provide expertise and guidance, and help to make London a better city.

The Team

The London Festival of Architecture team works throughout the year to deliver Europe’s largest annual architecture festival.

Our team works alongside a diverse mix of architecture and design practitioners, cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others to develop the festival’s huge programme of events. We also work with our network of sponsors, patrons and supporters to ensure the festival’s continued success, and with the Mayor of London and many other decision-makers to make the voice of architecture in London heard.

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Tamsie Thomson

Director

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Owen Wainhouse

Deputy Director

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Rosa Rogina

Head of Programming

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André Holmqvist

Programme Coordinator

Advisory Group

The London Festival of Architecture advisory group comprises cultural figureheads and industry leaders, with huge expertise in delivering projects and driving forward debate.

Together they advise and inspire the direction, outreach and content of the festival.

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Pam Alexander

Chair, Covent Garden Market Authority

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Matt Bell

Group Head of External Affairs, Berkeley Group

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Rab Bennetts

Founding Director, Bennetts Associates

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David Bickle

Director of Design, Exhibitions and FuturePlan, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Mary Duggan

Founding Director, Duggan Morris Architects

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Kate Goodwin

Head of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts

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Sir Edward Lister

Chairman, Homes and Communities Agency

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Sarah Mann

Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion, British Council

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Christine Murray

Editor-in-chief, The Architectural Review/The Architects’ Journal

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Jo Negrini

Chief Executive, Croydon Council

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Jules Pipe

Deputy Mayor for Planning, Regeneration and Skills

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Rt Hon Ed Vaizey

MP for Wantage and former Minister of State for Culture

The Board

The London Festival of Architecture board supports our strategic direction and programme delivery.

Led by our chairman Barry McKeogh, our board members bring huge expertise, leadership and a wide network of contacts, enabling the festival to build on repeated success year after year. With many years’ shared experience of London’s built environment sector, our board offers invaluable support to the programming and delivery team, helping to ensure the impact of the festival continues to grow.

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Barry McKeogh

Chairman, London Festival of Architecture

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Martyn Evans

Development Director, Dartington Hall Estate

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Nick McKeogh

Chief Executive, New London Architecture

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Peter Murray

Chairman, New London Architecture

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Tamsie Thomson

Director, London Festival of Architecture