The Architecture Foundation

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The Architecture Foundation is 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 previous 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 operated a project space under the same auspices, again hosting a variety of exhibitions, installations and talks. It left the Southwark space in 2014 due to financial problems. [6]

Under previous director Sarah Ichioka[7] it gave itself a greater international remit, manifesting itself in 2009 through a series of exchange programmes.[8]

In 2015 it is co-located with London Metropolitan University and has a new director in Ellis Woodman. [9]

Since November 2013, the architect Simon Allford, co-founder and director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, has been chair of the board of trustees.[10]


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