Four new Architecture Foundation trustees have been appointed after an open call
The Architecture Foundation
The Architecture Foundation has appointed four new trustees to join its governing board (pictured above). Maria Smith of Interrobang and Studio Weave, David Knight of DK-CM, Holly Lewis of We Made That and Richard Jones of Nord have joined the board chaired by Simon Allford, of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.
Architecture Foundation director Ellis Woodman said: ’This was the first time the Architecture Foundation has put out an open call for applicants to join its board of trustees and we found the process hugely productive. The new appointments will be particularly valuable in helping us build on the success of New Architects 3 in developing a support network for emerging practices.’
New trustee Knight said, ’The Architecture Foundation is ideally placed to assert the role of architecture in the politics, economy, culture and aesthetics of our society, and to do so in a way that is both celebratory and propositional. To connect architecture with the politics of development is not to dissolve its character but to assert it, particularly in a place such as London: rich in history and character but facing fundamental challenges which the practice of architecture should play a key role in addressing.’
The new appointments coincide with Tom Dyckhoff’s retirement as a trustee.
Architecture Centre Bristol
Alec French Architects consultant David Mellor is stepping down as chair of trustees of the Architecture Centre Bristol on the eve of its 20th anniversary in September. Rob Gregory, former senior editor of the Architectural Review, is also standing down as programme manager later this year, but will remain involved with the centre as a board trustee. The Architecture Centre is looking for a new programme manager.
Mellor said, ’I wanted to give a new generation an opportunity to come through and have their time … [The Architecture Centre] has always been about opening up debate about architecture, which is why we work with schools, students and interns – to bring that next generation through and inspire them to be interested in placemaking and the built environment.’
Chartered Institute of Building
Professor Charles Egbu, dean of the School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University (LSBU), has been appointed vice-president of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)’s board of trustees.
The CIOB is the world’s largest professional body for construction management and leadership. Its royal charter promotes the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society.
Since joining LSBU in 2014, professor Egbu has overseen research, teaching and enterprise. Speaking about his appointment, he said: ’The School of the Built Environment and Architecture prides itself on its strong links with industry. Organisations like the CIOB play a crucial role in upholding the highest levels of competence and professionalism in the sector.’
R H Partnership Architects
Nic Hoar (pictured above) has joined the R H Partnership Architects board as director. He joined the practice in 2004, and became an associate in 2008. Significant projects oinclude St Barnabas House, Worthing, St Wilfred’s Hospice, Eastbourne and the new headquarters for Elekta in Crawley. Most recently he has lead the team on a large housing regeneration scheme in Plymouth. He will continue to work from the Brighton studio.
The Horniman Museum
Founder and director of Colander Associates, Caroline Cole, has been appointed as a board member of the Horniman Museum and Gardens for a term of four years.
Eve Salomon, chair of the board of trustees, said: ‘It’s a challenging time, with the need to be increasingly self-sufficient and resilient, and we look forward to benefiting from the expertise and guidance of our new board members in helping to build a confident and bright future for the Horniman.’
Cole said: ‘The Horniman Museum is one of the most eclectic and therefore delightful museums in London: steeped in Victorian eccentricity, bizarrely diverse and yet confidently reaching out to the 21st century.’