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A New School for a New Century: Part 1 – The Founder’s Story, November 2010–October 2015

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A New School for a New Century: Part 1 – The Founder’s Story, November 2010–October 2015

England’s first new independent architecture school in over 150¹ years, the London School of Architecture opened in 2015 with a single academic programme: a Part 2 diploma. Today the school has 57 staff, 103 students, 77 students-in-waiting, 127 alumni and 180 practice partners. Departing as chief executive in June 2021, LSA founder Will Hunter reflects on the decade-long story of why and how the school came into being

World squares for all: The genius of Trafalgar Square’s transformation

Essay

World squares for all: The genius of Trafalgar Square’s transformation

Peter Buchanan on Foster+Partner’s balancing act between the needs of traffic and pedestrians, the ceremonial and the everyday, the old and the new

The energy story of architecture

Essay

The energy story of architecture

Barnabas Calder on architecture from prehistory to climate emergency

Folio

Identity & belonging

Denise Scott-Brown on learning by doing

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Denise Scott-Brown on learning by doing

Denise Scott-Brown talks to Citizen about her Las Vegas and Levittown design studios which she ran as a teacher, about learning by doing and how to synthesise design teaching with other disciplines

Issue 04 colophon

  • Editor-in-Chief
    Peter Buchanan
  • Creative Director
    Simon Esterson
  • Art Editor
    Holly Catford
  • Deputy Editor
    Jason Sayer
  • Staff Photographer
    Freddie Ardley
  • Poet in Residence
    LionHeart
  • Sub-Editor
    Julia Dawson
  • Engagement Manager
    John Nahar
  • Founders
    Isabel Allen & Will Hunter