The Architecture Foundation

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The Architecture Foundation was Britain's first independent architecture centre.[1] Established in 1991, it aims to examine contemporary issues in architectural theory and practice.

The Architecture Foundation has organised public exhibitions,[2] architectural initiatives, competitions[3] and debates.[4]

Before moving to its current Carmody Groarke-designed headquarters in Southwark,[5] the organisation ran the Yard Gallery in Clerkenwell as a temporary space experimenting in different ways of exhibiting and communicating architecture. The Southwark headquarters also operates a project space under the same auspices, again hosting a variety of exhibitions, installations and talks.

The current director of the Architecture Foundation is Sarah Ichioka[6] and it is under her leadership that the organisation has given itself a greater international remit, manifesting itself in 2009 through a series of exchange programmes.[7]


  1. ^ Tom Dyckhoff. Noisy, messy, polluted... and we love it. 19 June 2007.
  2. ^ Neutral at Architecture Foundation Gallery. 27 August 2007.
  3. ^ Masterplan architects shortlist selected. 21 April 2008.
  4. ^ Great debate on the future of London. Debate London 22-25 June 2007 The Architecture Foundation at Tate Modern.
  5. ^ Richard Waite. Architecture Foundation set for new humble home. 12 May 2009.
  6. ^ Richard Vaughan. Sarah Ichioka is new director of the Architecture Foundation. 19 August 2008.
  7. ^ Pamela Buxton. New HQ, old foundation. 26 June 2009.

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