Simon Allford

Design Critic in Architecture

Simon is a co-founder and director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, the Stirling Prize-winning architecture practice established in 1989. From AHMM’s base in Clerkenwell Simon leads a studio that works in London and internationally, engaging public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility.

Simon is Chairman of the Architecture Foundation, a trustee of the Architecture Association Foundation, and a visiting professor at The Bartlett, UCL and GSD Harvard where he ran a Studio in the Autumn Semester 2011. He has taught, lectured and examined at many schools and was recently Vice President for Education at the RIBA and a Chair of Design Review at CABE. Simon engages in the broader architectural discussion as a frequent writer, critic, teacher, competition juror, lecturer, examiner, advisor and commentator.