LFA Competitions

Help find and champion the best emerging architectural talent for your next project.

The LFA has a tried-and-tested model of running architectural competitions. Over the years LFA Competitions have helped deliver some of the most striking and impressive projects in London.

LFA competitions have helped facilitate urban innovation and experimentation within the city through the delivery of some outstanding and ground-breaking design installations. The competitions have enabled the realisation of a variety of proposals, from small scale interventions to major public buildings and masterplans.

Not all our competitions are physical. Several are conceptual, taking the form of a design workshop (“charrette”) in which we bring together practitioners from across the built environment industry to test and develop ideas at the earliest stage to help create briefs and guide future development strategies.

We work with and on behalf of a range of organisations – including leading cultural organisations, local authorities, business improvement districts and private organisations – to facilitate the competitions and bring forward creative responses to difficult challenges within the public realm.

LFA competitions are well respected amongst the architectural community for their fairness, transparency and the diversity of the entrants and winners. But more than that, the right competition can provide a range of design solutions from which to choose.

Our recent competitions have included:

  • Dulwich Pavilion (with Dulwich Picture Gallery)
  • Sitting Pretty Benches (for Network Rail)
  • River View (for City of London Corporation and Illuminated River)
  • Thessaly Road (for Wandsworth Council)
  • Tooley Street Triangle (for Team London Bridge)
  • City Benches and St Paul’s Plinth (for Cheapside Business Alliance and City of London)
  • City Parklets (for City of London)


For more information, check out our LFA competitions page or email Lydia Allain Chapman.