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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Masters Blog

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. 

I have also produced a Masters newsletter and the current one is available here for download.

Previous newsletters are available via this link. I very much hope you enjoy reading about our work and the life of the Company. 

Valerie Owen Le Vaillant OBE                                                                                                           
Master, Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects        



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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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60 Minutes with Sheriff Christopher Hayward CC
60 Minutes with Sheriff Christopher Hayward CC

0n 19th November, I attended a webinar “60 Minutes with Sheriff Christopher Hayward” hosted by Coachmakers Company.  The event was hosted and introduced by Master Coachmaker, Sarah Jane Adams-Diffey and consisted of an initial 30-minute question and answer session...

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Jonathan and Victoria Ball Student Drawing Prize 2020
Jonathan and Victoria Ball Student Drawing Prize 2020

This annual competition, sponsored by Past Master Jonathan and Victoria Ball MBE, is led by Deputy Master of Students and Principal Architect at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates – John Bushell. Due to the impact of COVID-19, this year’s competition has been slightly...

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St Thomas Day Annual Drawing Competition 2020
St Thomas Day Annual Drawing Competition 2020

This first Saint Thomas’ Day celebration by the Worshipful Company of Architects, together with Temple Bar Trust, will hopefully establish a long lasting tradition for many years to come and something that can grow. The idea resulted from a suggestion by our Master,...

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Royal Charter Banquet at Mansion House
Royal Charter Banquet at Mansion House

It was a great honour to host our Royal Charter Banquet with my husband, Bob. Before the formal proceedings began, it was my pleasure to present our Assistant Clerk, Cheryl Reid with her beautiful Badge of office. Both Cheryl and our Clerk, Phil Gibbs, worked...

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