Technical Studies Lecture, 24th November

Simon Allford (AHMM)

Extra Ordinary and The White Collar Building

Thursday 24th November, 6pm

Room M416 (Robin Evans Room)

Department of Architecture

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment

35 Marylebone Road

London NW1 5LS


Simon is one of the four founding partners of Allford Monaghan and Morris (AHMM), a leading architectural studio that works in the UK and internationally. Simon works on projects at a range of scales and typologies, with recent projects including Stratford residential master plan, The Angel, Tea and Yellow Buildings as well as Adelaide Wharf, the Saatchi Gallery and Chobham Academy. AHMM won the RIBA Stirling prize in 2015 for the Burntwood School project.


Simon is currently working on The White Collar Factory at City Road, a new tower ‘240 Blackfriars’, three mixed-use projects on Regent Street for the Crown Estate, an academic building for the University of Amsterdam as well as large urban scale projects in London and the US. Simon is Chairman of the Architecture Foundation, a trustee of the Architecture Association Foundation, a visiting professor at The Bartlett and GSD Harvard, and he was recently Vice President for Education at the RIBA. Simon engages in the broader architectural discussion as a writer, critic, teacher, competition judge, frequent lecturer, examiner, advisor and commentator.


As a part of a publishing initiative by AHMM called Fifth Man, Simon has recently authored Extra Ordinary … “Some thoughts on architecture and the theatre of everyday life.” Extra Ordinary develops an earlier lecture by Simon and describes the challenge of making extra ordinary architecture in a contemporary urban setting. Simon will be talking about this new publication as well as the White Collar Factory, a new workspace typology currently under construction at the Old Street Roundabout.


For details contact Will McLean

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