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...

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,...

The Architects’ Company’s First Virtual Meeting for Apprentices!

Zoom Call posted to TwitterThe Master introduced the event, setting out the Student offer from the Architects’ Company: Opportunities for sponsorship and support, primarily through the WCCA’s Charity, including Legacy funding for Part II students; Travel prizes;...

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...

National Apprenticeships Week: Special Practice Visit & Apprentices Event at Scott Brownrigg

Freeman Albena Atanassova (Above left) and Freeman Helen Taylor (right) National Apprenticeships Week ran from 3rd to 9th February this year, and the Architect’s Company was delighted when Freemen Helen Taylor and Albena Atanassova offered to host a special Practice...

Court Meeting and lunch at Wax Chandler’s Hall

It was a pleasure to Chair my first Court meeting as Master, when we installed a new Court Assistant, Chris Williamson. We also admitted Ernest FASANYA and Eric PARRY as new Freemen, and very much look forward to working with them for the benefit of the Architects’...

Master’s site visit to Mossessian Architecture’s S1 and S2 buildings at Kings Cross

On 16th January, Liveryman Michel Mossessian kindly invited the Master for a tour of his new buildings at Kings Cross. Tower S1 is currently under construction and forms an architectural pair with its neighbour, S2, home to Google’s Deep Mind HQ. Both buildings are...

Architects’ Company Carol Service

It was a pleasure to arrive at the Guildhall Church of St Lawrence the Jewry on 12th December, to be welcomed a beautifully decorated Christmas tree! Inside there was the warmth of people greeting each other happily; members, friends and guests removing their outer...

Masters visit to the Museum of London site

Immediate Past Master Barry Munday kindly arranged a group tour of the new Museum of London site at Smithfield Market. It provided a wonderful opportunity to get a better understanding of the very exciting plans for the future of the Market and the stage the Museum...

TeamBuild 2019 Weekend

The popular UK construction industry competition Teambuild UK took place from 15th to 17th November 2019. Once again, this annual industry event enjoyed support from major industry bodies including CIOB, CET, WCC, WCCA and Future Designs. This year saw a wealth of...

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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Clerk and Assistant Clerk Position

The Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects (‘WCCA’ or the ‘Company’) is seeking a new Clerk and an Assistant Clerk to manage and develop this dynamic livery company, working in close partnership with the Court and Livery members. The WCCA is a modern livery...

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New Year 2019 Newsletter

I hope you have all had a wonderful seasonal break with friends and family. It is a very special privilege to be presiding over the 30th anniversary year since our company received the Livery. The brief lull in Livery activity gives me an opportunity to look back over...

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Temple Bar Trust

The Temple Bar Trust is a new charity which is in the process of registration with the Charity Commission which will lease and manage Sir Christopher Wren’s Temple Bar in Paternoster Square to provide an income to support the charitable aims of the Worshipful Company...

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Installation Court 2018

On Thursday 20th September 2018, Barry John Munday was installed as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects for the year 2018/9. The installation court was held at Stationers' Hall followed by the installation court service at St Lawrance Jewry,...

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WCCA contributes to the Lord Mayor’s appeal 2018

Master Stephen Wagstaff and Upper Warden Barry Munday called on the Lord Mayor Alderman Charles Bowman at Mansion House to present him with a cheque for £1,000 as a contribution from the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects to the Lord Mayor's Appeal 2018. The...

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WCCA Fundraising Award 2018

This annual award is given to an individual or group who have given exceptional support to the Architects Benevolent Society. The winner is selected from a number of supporters who have dedicated time and effort into supporting the Society. The deserving winner of the...

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