Past Master Peter Murray OBE awarded Lord Mayor Covid19 Livery Award

Past Master Peter Murray OBE has been awarded the Lord  Mayor Covid19 Livery Award, for his work supporting architecture in the City and with Temple Bar Trust. Peter Murray is known to many in the City and throughout the world for his long and renowned career writing...

Building of the Year 2021

100 Liverpool Street by Hopkins Architects, developer British Land, has won the City of London Building of the Year Award organised by the Architects’ Company. A special Prize for Context was won by 4 Cannon Street by PLP Architecture delivered by Pembroke on behalf...

Master’s Blog: The Plumbers’ Company Annual Lecture: ‘Use Less Water or Waste Water Less?’

28th October 2020 On 28th October, I attended the Autumn Lecture of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, titled “Use less water or waste less water?” The evening was hosted by Richard Soper CBE, Chair of the Technical and Education Committee of the Plumbers Company....

Architects on Bikes: Kees van der Sande

Cycling through the City. One year on from the first lockdown is a good time to reflect on my cycling habits through our City. Early into the lockdown I had to travel from our home to St James Palace. At 10am on a sunny morning in April I was the only vehicle and...

Thought Leadership: Chris Williamson

In my role as a Mentor for both the RIBA and the Company of Architects I found myself looking through the list of AJ100 Architects over the weekend. It was interesting to see just how many were represented by the Architects Company. The Worshipful Company of Chartered...

Master’s Blog: Installation Court Meeting 22nd September 2020

I am delighted to report, three new Court Assistants were welcomed at the Installation Court meeting on 22nd September 2020 Karen Cook, Ben Derbyshire and Luke Tozer. They are all inspiring leaders of the architectural profession, as shown in their biographies: KAREN...

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects hosts audience with the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell

The Architects’ Company (a Livery Company in the City of London), held an audience with the Rt Hon The Lord Mayor Alderman William Russell and Alderman Sir Charles Bowman, to brief them on the importance of the architectural sector, so they are fully equipped to...

Architects on Bikes: Chris Dyson

‘‘Riding a bike is something I have always loved doing from the first moment I was able to! I recall crashing into a neighbours rosebushes on a green bike as soon as my stabilisers were removed… on from that my metallic green Raleigh Racer road bike was a joy to take...

Master’s Blog: The Air Pilots’ Company Tymms Annual Lecture: ‘The Battle of Britain – After 80 Years is it still Important.’

On 26th October, I attended an excellent virtual lecture tonight “The Battle of Britain - After 80 Years Is It Still Important?” by Dr Michael Fopp, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Air Pilots, a keeper of the Royal Air Force Museum, and son of Des Fopp, a...

Master’s Blog: City of London Police Passing Out Parade

On 10th November I attended the City of London Police Passing Out Parade and Youth Police Cadet Q&A. The Parade featured 22 new officers and included speeches from the Lord Mayor and the Commissioner of the City of London Police, and music from the Band of the...

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Welcome to the Masters Blog of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. As Master I will be posting updates on Company events, Masters visits and our work in Charity and Education. 

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Building of the Year 2021
Building of the Year 2021

100 Liverpool Street by Hopkins Architects, developer British Land, has won the City of London Building of the Year Award organised by the Architects’ Company. A special Prize for Context was won by 4 Cannon Street by PLP Architecture delivered by Pembroke on behalf...

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Architects on Bikes: Chris Williamson
Architects on Bikes: Chris Williamson

My bike has saved my life during the lockdown. If not my life then certainly my health and wellbeing. It has provided my daily exercise and encouragement to venture out whatever the weather. I’ve visited buildings that I’ve been meaning to see for a while including...

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Master’s Blog: The Green Horizon Summit
Master’s Blog: The Green Horizon Summit

The Green Horizon Summit - The Pivotal Role of Finance took place at Mansion House, as a virtual event from 9 - 11 November 2020, the original dates for the postponed United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will now take place in Glasgow in November...

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Member Profile : Ernest Fasanya
Member Profile : Ernest Fasanya

Ernest Fasanya, Freeman Ernest Fasanya joined Hopkins Architects in 1987; his early projects include the Amenity Building at the Inland Revenue Centre in Nottingham and the Mound Stand at Lord's Cricket Ground. Since becoming a Director in 2002, Ernest has headed...

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Though Leadership: Eglé Packauskaite
Though Leadership: Eglé Packauskaite

I received the runner up prize for Assael Architecture Award for Tenacity back in 2018, following my graduation from BA Architecture at University of Greenwich. The award recognises completion of an architecture degree despite adversity experienced during the studies....

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Master’s Blog: Celebrating Diwali, 18th November 2020
Master’s Blog: Celebrating Diwali, 18th November 2020

I was delighted to join a celebration of Diwali on 18th November. The event began with a welcome from the Lord Mayor, Chair of Policy and Resources Committee, Catherine McGuinness, and Her Excellency Gaitri Issar Kumar, the High Commissioner for India. A short film...

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Member Profile : Yasmin Shariff
Member Profile : Yasmin Shariff

Yasmin Shariff, Court Assistant Yasmin's journey from Kenya to the Architectural Association, Bartlett UCL and the School of Oriental and African Studies launched my career as an architect. The journey started when in primary school a teacher, organised a visit to...

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Member Profile : Eric Parry
Member Profile : Eric Parry

Eric Parry RA, Freeman Eric Parry studied architecture at the University of Newcastle (1970-1973), the Royal College of Art (1976-1978) and the Architectural Association (1979-1980). He spent a year studying nomadic settlement in Iran (1974-1975). Eric Parry...

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Architects on Bikes
Architects on Bikes

Sustainability continues to be the ambition for the global community at large and within the built environment. With an acute awareness of the current environmental and climate crisis, there has been much needed focus on the future of the environment and climate with...

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Member Profile : Ziba Adrangi
Member Profile : Ziba Adrangi

Ziba Adrangi, Steward Ziba studied at the University of Cambridge. Currently Ziba is a Company Director of Newground Architects and previously was a Director of PRP, where Ziba worked on a number of regeneration projects, including the Church End and Round Wood...

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