Virtual World Tour | UK Edition - Simon Allford & Catrina Stewart

Virtual World Tour | UK Edition - Simon Allford & Catrina Stewart

On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, live at 18:00 BST (London time) / 19:00 CEST (Berlin time), we will welcome two of London’s most influential architects. Register below to receive the access link to the live stream. Don’t worry – you can watch the event later via the link if you can’t join live.

The two following architects will talk on our virtual stage about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, none of their projects may be mentioned:

– Simon Allford, co-founder of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and RIBA President (2021-23),
– Catrina Stewart, co-founder of Office S&M,

This event is kindly supported by JUNG and Cosentino.

Together with you, we are touring the world to listen to the most celebrated architects of our time share their unique paths and talk to them about their challenges, dreams, and ideas. It is one country, two world-renowned names, and their unique stories of becoming and being an architect at each event.


Programme live

17:45 (BST, London time) – “Doors open”
18:00 – 18:10 – Welcome
18:10 – 19:10 – Speakers (20-Minute talk & 10-Minute interview)
19:10 – 19:30 – Discussion with questions from the audience

** Remember that if you cannot join us live, you can register, save the livestream link and watch it later. **


Information about the speakers

Simon Allford is a founding director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris. He leads a studio of two hundred architects working around the world on the design and construction of projects that reflect 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 works on a wide range of scales and typologies. Notable projects include the Angel, Tea and Yellow Buildings as well as Adelaide Wharf, the Saatchi Gallery and Chobham Academy. He recently completed White Collar Factory on Old Street, offices for Google and YouTube at Pancras Square, a tower at 240 Blackfriars, three mixed use projects on Regent Street for the Crown Estate, and an academic building for the University of Amsterdam. He is currently working on projects around the UK, in Europe, the US and India.

Simon is a frequent teacher, judge of major awards and competitions, a writer, and critic. He is currently a visiting professor at the GSD Harvard, and a Trustee of the London School of Architecture and Chickenshed Theatres Trust. Simon is a former chair of the Architecture Foundation and will assume the Presidency of RIBA from 1 September 2021.

Catrina Stewart founded, together with Hugh McEwen, Office S&M, an award-winning architecture practice working with a 50/50 split of public and private clients on individual homes, new-build housing, workspace retrofit and public realm projects.

Office S&M responds to the context of each project – house, street or neighbourhood – acknowledging the existing, while deploying colour and narrative inventively to create drama. Built projects include: Valetta House (2017), which won the NLA Don’t Move, Improve! 2018 ‘Best use of materials’ award; Salmen House (2017); Janus House (2018); and Finsbury Park High Street shops (2017), all in London. Current projects include: Mill Corner House, a newbuild house in East Sussex; the Green Room in Newham; Nag’s Head Market, Holloway; and Chipstead Way, Croydon.

Achievements to date include: winning Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year Award (2020); inclusion in The Architects’ Journal’s 40 under 40 – a showcase of architecture’s brightest up-and-coming talent (2020); and recognition as a Rising Star by RIBA Journal (2019). Office S&M will feature in The Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 4, to be published in 2021.

Portrait Pictures:
Simon Allford ©Tom Mesquitta
Catrina Stewart ©OfficeS&M

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Cite: "Virtual World Tour | UK Edition - Simon Allford & Catrina Stewart" 21 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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