OUR TEAM

CHAIR: JOHN FORREST

John is an architect, construction project manager and builder. He has worked on a variety of building types, including:  diplomatic, museum, university, further education, health, industrial and public library.  He grew up in an early Modernist house in Northumberland and became interested in and wrote about the work of Ryder Yates, whilst at school.  He lives in Northamptonshire.

TRUSTEE: TONY FRETTON

Tony Fretton is a British architect known for his residential and public gallery buildings, in the UK and abroad. He graduated from the Architectural Association (AA) and worked for Arup, Neyland and Ungless, and Chapman Taylor, before setting up Tony Fretton Architects in 1982. His first major project was the Lisson Gallery in 1990. He is known for designing "location-sensitive art spaces" that combine vernacular and minimalist approaches, balancing new and age-old designs. He has been Professor of Architecture at TU Delft in the Netherlands, the Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera italiana,Mendrisio and the Cass Institute, London Metropolitan University.

TRUSTEE: PETER INSKIP

Peter was born in 1944 and trained at the AA and Cambridge, where he has subsequently taught. He founded his practice with Peter Jenkins in 1972 and is responsible for the firm's work on historic buildings, including work for the National Trust, as well as for private clients at Britannic house, Somerset House, and King's College, London. He has served on the Expert Panel for the Historic Built Environment Advisory Committee of English Heritage, and is currently a member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust and the World Monuments Fund, and the Building Committee for the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art at Yale. 

TRUSTEE: ELLIS WOODMAN

Ellis Woodman (b. 1972) studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and the University of North London. He is the Director of The Architecture Foundation in London and writes on architecture for the Architectural Review, Architect’s Journal and Daily Telegraph. He was the curator of the British Pavilion at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale and has written books including Modernity and Reinvention: The Architecture of James Gowan (2008) and Habitat: Biq builds the City (2013).

SECRETARY: ROBERT LOADER

Robert is an RIBA-accredited conservation architect. After training in Liverpool, he completed an MSc in the introduction of reinforced concrete construction to the UK at University College, London. He worked for several London architects from 1986 before starting his own practice in 1994. His primary interest concerns the adaption of historic buildings to new activities and contexts, at both urban and micro scales, ranging from the regeneration of social housing estates to the renovation of Victorian infrastructure in the public realm. In addition to attending the 20th Century Society's Casework Committee, he is the UK representative of Docomomo International's Technology Committee.

CO-ORDINATOR: PHILIP BOYLE

Philip Boyle is an architect. He studied at the Bartlett School, UCL(1:1) and then worked on the design of low cost housing, initially in the Ministry of Housing and Local Government Research Group, then for the London Borough of Islington (where he won first prize in a housing competition in 1970), then in a number of private practices, and latterly in Milton Keynes. He has been Secretary of GLAC (LCC/GLC Dept Architects Club), organising tours, lectures and visits at home and abroad for many years. He has lectured on Modern architecture in the UK and USA. For the past five years he has lectured and run a course on Modern architecture at HLIS (Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution). He has been Coordinator of Docomomo.UK since 1999.

NEWSLETTER EDITOR: SALLY RENDEL

Sally Rendel is an architect, writer and artist. In architectural practice she has been an associate at Penoyre & Prasad, and more recently has been working with Sandy Rendel Architects. She researched and co-authored Connell Ward and Lucas: Modern Movement Architects in England 1929-1939 with Dennis Sharp, published in 2008. Currently she is working on site, constructing a house in South London, as well as pursuing her own small design, illustration and printmaking projects. Sally has been involved with Docomomo.UK for many years and is the current editor of its Newsletter. 

WEBSITE EDITOR: DR. STEPHEN GAMES

Stephen Games runs the New Premises design studio in North London. A former architecture correspondent for the Guardian and arts broadcaster with BBC Radio 3, he is currently involved with NewCapUK, a research project exploring the prospects for "Brexitropolis", a new British capital in the north of England. His Cambridge doctorate was awarded for his work on Nikolaus Pevsner and the reception in mid 20th-century England of German ideas about art and architectural history of the 1920s-30s. Other research interests include the lighting pioneer Robert Best and the prose writings of John Betjeman. He is the designer of this website.

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR: BERNARD BRENNAN

Bernard Brennan is a practising architect. He studied at the Dublin School of Architecture, DIT and at Arkitektskolen Aarhus in Denmark. His final project won first prize in the 2012 International Design Competition “Integrated Communities: A Society for All Ages” organised in conjunction with UN-Habitat. He has worked with offices in London and Paris including at Hauvette-Champenois et Associés where he collaborated on the winning design for the new Palais de Justice in Caen. He currently works for Tony Fretton Architects. 

MEMBERSHIP: GWYNETH ISBISTER

Gwyneth Isbister grew up in New Zealand and studied architecture at Victoria University Wellington. She came to London in the 1990’s, post graduation, and since then has worked in private architectural practices. She is currently Membership Secretary for Docomomo.UK.

TREASURER: ANDREW SCOONES

Andrew Scoones is Director of ngenuity Ltd, which produces events, exhibitions, websites and videos for mainly educational projects. With a background in TV production, he was previously Manager of the Building Centre Trust where he developed the professional education programme for over 20 years. He is Coordinator of The Engineering Club and advisor to The Happold Foundation, for both of which he produces events, courses and other entertainments. He is a member of the professional think-tank The Edge, a part-time tutor at the Bartlett, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He cycles, tends his allotment, enjoys Italian Wine and keeps bees.

 

 

 

WORKING PARTY: JON WRIGHT

Jon Wright is a Specialist Heritage Consultant with Purcell Architects, working specifically on twentieth-century buildings. A former caseworker with the Twentieth Century Society and Head of Conservation at the Council for British Archaeology, Jon has been on the Docomomo.UK Working Party since 2015. 

WORKING PARTY: EMMA DENT COAD

Emma Dent Coad has been involved with Docomomo UK from the early 1990s; she edited the Docomomo Newsletter for ten years. A design and architectural historian writing for professional magazines, she has authored and contributed to a number of books. Her speciality is 20th-century Spanish Modern Movement architecture, and she has led two Docomomo Study Visits to Spain. She is currently a PhD candidate researching "Constructing Modern Spain: architecture, politics and ideology under Franco 1939-1975". She is a local Councillor in Kensington and Chelsea, has organised Docomomo walking tours to Trellick Tower and other Modern Movement gems, and stopped a threatened demolition of Goldfinger's Edenham Way by listing. She is currently the Labour MP for the Kensington constituency.

WORKING PARTY: JASMIN VALLINA-BEVAN

Jasmin is a practising architect. After completing her undergraduate studies at Cardiff University she spent a year working for Julio Valle Arquitectos, in northern Spain. After returning to the UK to study for a diploma at Kingston University, she spent a semester on exchange at the ZHW in Switzerland. In the past few years, Jasmin has worked at a number of practices in London, including a stint at David Chipperfield Architects. She also spent some time working freelance, specialising in the renovation of public houses and other historic buildings. Jasmin is currently working at Formation Architects, an Employee Ownership Trust practice, where she is part of the recently formed Corporate Social Responsibility committee. She has been a member of Docomomo for several years and joined the working party at the beginning of this year. 

WORKING PARTY: CHARLOTTE ROBINSON

Charlotte is a practising architect, specialising in historic building conservation. She lives in Oxford and works for Purcell Architects, having previously worked for Donald Insall Associates. She studied at Manchester School of Architecture and completed her MPhil at the University of Cambridge where she worked on the influence of French colonial planning on the traditional urbanism of Algiers. She has carried out research at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands into the career of Michel Ecochard in the Middle East and North Africa. 

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