Competition Jury 2021
Co-Founder & Director AHMM, President-elect RIBA.
Simon Allford is a leading architect and a founding director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris an Employee Ownership Trust
Simon leads a studio of two hundred architects working around the world on the design and construction of projects that focus on an architecture of economy, elegance and delight. Creating particular projects that reflects his belief that outstanding architecture must last through time and accommodate different uses to those that called it into being whilst offering an extraordinary and delightful backdrop to the theatre of everyday life.
Simon is a frequent judge of major awards and competitions, a writer, critic and advisor to various bodies. He has taught and examined and been a trustee of numerous schools around the world. Currently, he is a visiting professor at the GSD Harvard, a Trustee of both the London School of Architecture and Chickenshed Theatres Trust. Simon is a former chair of the Architecture Foundation and was recently elected President-Elect of the RIBA, he will assume the Presidency from 1 September 2021 for a two-year term.
Ila Bêka &
Bêka & Lemoine, Filmmakers, Teachers Diploma 16 AA School, London
Presented by The New York Times as the “cult figures in the European architecture world”, Bêka & Lemoine have stood out on the international architectural scene for the last 15 years through a cinematographic work known for its innovative nature and its tender and biting humour, disrupting the usual representation of contemporary architecture by putting people and uses at the forefront. Presented in major biennials and international cultural events such as the Venice Architecture Biennale (2008, 2010, 2014), The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 and Performa 2017 New York among others, their films are also frequently exhibited in some of the most prestigious museums and international cultural institutions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Bêka & Lemoine’s films have also largely been selected and awarded by some major film festivals such as CAFx (Copenhagen), DocAviv (Tel Aviv), ADFF (New York), AFFR (Rotterdam), among many others.
Bêka & Lemoine have been invited as guest professors at GSAPP / Columbia University (New York), Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland), Domaine de Boisbuchet (France) and HEAD in Geneva (Switzerland). They are currently teaching Diploma 16 at AA School in London.
Programme Director NLA, Head of Programming LFA.
Centre Manager UCL Urban Laboratory, Urbanist in Residence Museum of London.
Jordan Rowe is a writer, curator and researcher on urban culture, heritage and identities. He is manager of the cross-disciplinary UCL Urban Laboratory research and public engagement centre, where he leads on programming for the Urban Lab Films screening series. Since 2020 he has been appointed as the Museum of London’s Urbanist in Residence and as a Research Fellow at Theatrum Mundi. He is a regular contributor to talks, panels, roundtables and crits on the creative city, situated practice, night spaces, gentrification, the urban essay film, and queer urbanisms.
Director Squint Opera (NY), Senior Advisor to NLA.
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