NLA - People and Organisations

Thursday 7 July 2005

New London Architecture (NLA) is overseen by an advisory group of leading London planners, designers, developers and architectural commentators, and sponsored by companies and organisations that support the promotion of high quality design in the built environment for London to a professional and public audience.

The advisory group includes:
Peter Bishop, Pat Brown, Paul Burgess, Terry Farrell, Paul Finch, Francis Golding, Cynthia Grant, Spencer de Grey, Simon Harris, Malcolm Kerr, Graham King, Rowan Moore, Eric Parry, Ken Powell, Dickon Robinson, Miffa Salter, Andrew Scoones, Simon Silver, Deyan Sudjic, Victoria Thornton, Mark Whitby and Peter Wynne Rees.

Pipers is the country’s leading model making and property consulting practice. It not only builds architectural models for developers, architects and local government but also provides consultancy services to them throughout the life cycle of property development from design, through planning to marketing. Pipers has an experienced design and production team which seamlessly provides project management and other services for its clients. Pipers manages events and exhibitions including the London Stand at MIPIM, the UK Stand at MAPIC and the recent public exhibition “New City Architecture” in conjunction with the Corporation of London. Pipers provides constantly updated and comprehensive information on all major developments and each sector of the property industry with the TouchProperty web service and reports.

Peter Murray has curated many architectural exhibitions including 'Living Bridges' at the Royal Academy in 1996 - the UK's most popular architectural show. Murray trained as an architect but gave up practice to work as a writer and communicator. He was editor of Building Design newspaper and then the RIBA Journal. In 1983 he launched Blueprint magazine; this was followed by Eye, the international review of graphic design and Tate magazine for the Tate Gallery. He is chairman of Wordsearch, the leading specialist consultancy in the explanation and promotion of architecture, planning and the built environment. He has worked on major projects around the world including Broadgate in the UK, Taipei 101, Taiwan, Union Square in Hong Kong and Avant Seine in Paris. He is author of "The Saga of Sydney Opera house" and "Architecture and Commerce." In 2004 he launched the first London Architecture Biennale in Clerkenwell. He is Honorary Secretary of the Bedford Park Society.

Andrew Scoones is manager of The Building Centre Trust established in 1963 as an independent charitable organisation to provide support for educational, research and cultural activities connected with the built environment. It provides educational exhibitions and events particularly for professionals in the construction industry. Current initiatives in association with a number of industry organizations include Digital Fabricators, The Engineering Club and Product Innovation. Recent publications include Renewable Energy in the Built Environment and Prefabulous Homes. The Building Centre Trust will play an active role in the exhibition programme for NLA, whilst continuing to specialise in promoting the cutting edge of construction. The Building Centre is used as an authoritative reference service by building professionals and a centre of activity and a forum for the Construction Industry. It represents the UK’s largest combined exhibition, bookshop, conference facility and independent source of information on products and materials for building, design and architecture.

A-EM is an innovative and award winning architectural practice set up in 1995 by Glyn Emrys and Pascal Madoc Jones. Its design approach is informed by a sense of restraint and control, overlaid by an inventive palette of materials, form and colour that stamp each project with a vibrant individuality. A-EM’s wide ranging portfolio encompasses nearly ten years of experience in exhibition design starting in 1996 with the central café space at the ‘Architecture Tomorrow’ exhibition in London. This was followed by a number of high profile commissions including large stands at MIPIM in Cannes for More London and the design of the exhibition entrance sequences at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Last summer, A-EM worked alongside Pipers and Wordsearch on the design of the popular ‘New City Architecture’ exhibition for the Corporation of London.

Open House Learning is part of Open House, an architecture education charity established in 1992. It constantly strives towards raising the standard of architecture and design through dialogue and direct experience, showcasing outstanding new work as well as past examples. For the past 6 years Open House Learning has worked closely with teachers, schools and other education bodies in finding innovative ways in which architecture and the built environment can be embedded within formal and informal education. Open House Learning develops initiatives for 6000 young people a year through projects and publications such as Junior Open House, Adopt a School, Make Your Mark and Unpacking Design.

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