Brian Clarke has been appointed as chairman of the Architecture Foundation, it was announced today. He will replace Will Alsop, who has served as chairman since 2001.
Clarke is an architectural artist who has collaborated with Norman Foster, Will Alsop, Future Systems and Zaha Hadid on projects including the Victoria Quarter in Leeds and Pfizer World HQ in New York. He has also served on the Design Review Committee of CABE and says he hopes to develop an ‘intellectual, artistic exchange about architecture’ during his time as chairman.
‘I want to see more students, architects, artists and members of the public sharing enthusiasms and concerns about the built environment,’ he says.
Clarke will preside over the Foundation’s move to its new Zaha Hadid-designed offices in Southwark, which will feature a gallery and office spaces and are scheduled for completion in autumn next year. The Architecture Foundation was established in 1991. Its first chairman was Richard Rogers.