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Simon Allford was born in London in 1961 and educated at the University of Sheffield and the Bartlett School of Architecture.He co-founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in 1989.The practice has won numerous national and international awards and been extensively published in the UK and abroad.

Allford is a guest lecturer at the Bartlett where, together with Paul Monaghan, he has run a unit since 1989.He is involved in teaching throughout the UK and abroad as an examiner, lecturer and guest critic.He is an adviser to the RIBA (Student Medals for Architecture), and is closely involved with the programme of works at Portland Place.

He has judged a number of international competitions and has appeared on a variety of radio and TV programmes.

Allford has taken on a number of advisory roles for a variety of industry bodies including The Construction Industry Council, The Steel Construction Institute, Building Centre Trust, M4I (Movement for Innovation) and the CIBSE Journal.Simon is a member of The Bond, The Architecture Club and the Architectural Association, where he has served as honorary secretary and is now honorary treasurer.

Simon Allford is the non-voting chair of the Design Project Judging Panel 2003.

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