AOC are a practice of architects and designers based in London.

We work with our clients, collaborating with users and other experts, to develop new briefs for contemporary challenges.

We engage with communities and collections to make designs that are useful, valuable and joyful.

We use resources inventively to optimise the use of energy and minimise the emission of carbon.

We deliver proposals that are particular to the forms, materials and myths of their place.

We are Agents Of Change.

Contact
AOC Architecture Ltd
38–50 Pritchards Road, London E2 9AP
+44 (0)20 7739 9950
studio@theaoc.co.uk

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@aocarchitecture

To mitigate the impact of coronavirus AOC have transferred to a work from home protocol.
We remain very much open for business, supported by online services.

Director

Tom Coward, BA(Hons) MA (RCA) ARB RIBA FRSA

Tom co-founded AOC in 2005 and leads a range of public and private projects with particular expertise in schools, libraries and dementia care. He studied at University of Nottingham and the Royal College of Art. He has lectured and taught internationally, including the Architectural Association, was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at Yale University and leads an MArch design studio at Kingston University, where he is undertaking a PhD by practice. He is an RIBA Client Advisor and a member of the Southwark, Croydon and Harrow Design Review Panels, as well as providing design advice to Haringey and Greenwich Council.

Director

Geoff Shearcroft, BA(Hons) MA (RCA) ARB RIBA

Geoff co-founded AOC in 2005 and leads a variety of public and private projects with particular experience working with cultural institutions and community groups. He studied at University of Nottingham and the Royal College of Art. He has lectured and taught internationally, including Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design from 2006–16, was the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at Yale University and leads an MArch design studio at University of Westminster. He is a member of the Berkshire and Hackney Design Review Panels and publishes articles on architecture and design.

Associate

Gill Lambert, BA(Hons) BArch ARB RIBA

Gill joined AOC in 2008 and has been responsible for designing and delivering a range of cultural institutions, exhibitions and homes. She studied architecture at the Hull School of Architecture and the University of Westminster. For her final thesis project she won the RIBA Silver Medal, the SOM Travel Award and the Sergeant Prize for Drawing. She leads an MArch design studio at University of Westminster and is a member of the RIBA validation panel.

Studio
Sam Aislabie BAS MArch(Prof)
Jay King BA(Hons) MArch
Bryony Martin BSc MArch ARB
Francesca Merton BEng MEng BArch DipArch
Richard Morrison BA(Hons) MArch
Mufaddal Nagree BA(Hons) MArch
Priya Patel BA (Hons)
Tim Rodber BA (Hons) BA (Hons) DipArch
Hannah Stringer BSc DipArch ARB
Dan Wilkins BA(Hons) MArch
Daisy Zhai MA(Cantab) MArch

Awards

  • RIBA Regional Award 2017
  • Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award finalist 2017
  • McEwen Award ‘Architecture for the Common Good’ nomination 2017
  • AJ Retrofit Award Best Cultural Building 2016
  • Blueprint Awards Best Public-use project nomination 2016
  • Housing Design Award 2016
  • SCONUL Library Design Awards nomination 2015
  • Green Flag Award Best Green Spaces in the UK 2015
  • New London Architecture, Best Public Building nomination 2015
  • New London Architecture, New ideas for housing competition nomination 2015
  • Icon Interior of the Year nomination 2014
  • World Architecture Festival, Future Masterplan: NW Cambridge 2014
  • Civic Trust London Award nomination 2016
  • New London Architecture, ‘Don’t move, improve’, commendation 2013
  • Brick Awards, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • New London Architecture, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • Mendip Building Excellence Awards, Best domestic extension nomination 2012
  • WAN 21 Architects for 21st Century nomination 2012
  • AJ Small Projects Award nomination 2010
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2008
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2005
  • AJ Corus / 40 Architects Under 40 Winner 2005

Press

  • Learning from Play, Bethan Ryder, Observer Design, 19 January 2020
  • Open Source, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 8 November 2017
  • Build your grand design for a humble price, Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, 13 May 2017
  • How AOC carefully unpicked the architectural history of Southwark Park Primary School, Laura Mark, Architect’s Journal, 25 January 2017
  • Keep it constructive, Melanie Wright & Alexander Goss, Sunday Times, 17 July 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 6 April 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 28 February 2016
  • Bringing libraries back to life, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 22 February 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Dieter Kleiner, Architecture Today, February 2016
  • Wellcome Collection, London, Mark Carnall, Museums Journal, July/August 2015
  • Reading Room, World of Interiors, April 2015
  • Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection, Blueprint, No.338, 2015
  • The Wellcome Collection’s dramatic new look, Caroline Roux, The Telegraph, 19 February 2015
  • Wellcome Collection Reading Room, Christopher Turner, Icon Magazine, February 2015
  • The Reading Room at The Wellcome Collection, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 19 December 2014
  • Bonhôte House, Case Study, Architects’ Journal, 1 August 2014
  • Stand out from the crowd, Hugh Graham, Sunday Times, 13 April 2014
  • Ripple effect, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, World of Interiors, April 2014
  • The thinking man’s BSF, Rory Olycato, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • Off with the motley, Langley Hall Primary Academy, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • The Future of Architecture, Eddie Blake, VICE, 25 January 2013
  • Two London schools: Cottrell & Vermeulen, Agents of Change compared, Cany Ash and Robert Sakula, Architectural Review, January 2012
  • Spa School, Oliver Wainwright, Building Design, 30 November 2011
  • Remixing London: AOC Splices the City, Will Wyles, Icon Magazine, October 2010
  • The Inbetweeners: A new breed of architects is making the most of cramped city plots, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 23 April 2010
  • New Practices in London, Florencia Rodriguez, PLOT no.1, 2010
  • Profile: AOC, Oliver Wainwright, Icon Magazine, May 2009
  • The young generation with a new vision to build Britain, Geraldine Bedell, The Observer, 21 June 2009
  • The Brit List, Grand Designs, October 2008
  • Public Platform, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 18 July 2008
  • The Lift Pavilion, Johanna Agerman, Iconeye, 17 July 2008
  • Welcome to the Temporary City, Rowan Moore, Evening Standard, 17 June 2008
  • We design buildings to be misused, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 12 January 2008
  • Birnbeck Leisure Pier, Concept, January 2008
  • Save Up To £Eco-home takes root in Square, London Lite, 27 November 2007
  • The Future 500 Rising Stars: Art & Design, The Observer, 25 November 2007
  • Contemporary Terraced Housing Types, Andrew Mead, Architect’s Journal, 18 October 2007
  • Exhibition: New Practices London, Enrique Gualberto Ramirez, Architect’s Journal, 20 September 2007
  • UK’s Young Guns Hit New York, Jo Rippon, Building Design, 28 August 2007
  • Street Smart, GQ Style, Autumn / Winter 2007
  • New Practices London’ Exhibition, Wallpaper*, September 2007
  • Brief Encounter, Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal, August 2007
  • Blueprint for London – Post-plastic, GQ Style, Spring / Summer 2007
  • Lift Parliament, John Gendall, Architecturasl Record, February 2007
  • Architects Directory 2006, Wallpaper*
  • Early Years Centre, Friars Primary School, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 27 July 2006
  • Fave Four, Elias Redstone, Marmalade, Issue 9, March 2006
  • Brit Young Things - The Hot List, ES Magazine, Evening Standard, February 2006
  • I Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, i-D Magazine, February 2006
  • Fiddlin’ With The Roof, A10 New European Architecture, January/February 2006
  • Young Architect of the Year Award, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 2 December 2005
  • Eye Opener, Claire Barrett, Grand Designs, October 2005
  • Little Extras, Mary Miller, Elle Decoration, October 2005
  • ‘Gang of Four’ Architects Take on Old Guard, Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian, 6 August 2006
  • The Shape of Things to Come, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, 19 July 2005
  • AJ Corus/ 40 Under 40, Architects’ Journal, 16 June 2005
  • The Director’s Hut, Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times, 12 June 2005
  • Shenzen, Arena Pour Homme, April 2005
  • First Look: All-Singing, All-Dancing Garden Shed, Will Hurst, Building Design, 3 June 2005
  • Neues Architekturzentrum London, Wettbewerbe Aktuell, 2 May 2005
  • Seven Stairways To Heaven, Deyan Sudjic, The Observer, 16 January 2005
  • Architect Gets Her Due In Recognition At Home, Alan Riding, The New York Times, 13 January 2005
  • Architects hunt for a home To Be Proud Of, Giles Worsley, 12 January 2005
  • Doing it for themselves, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 12 January 2005
  • The Best and The Brightest 2005: Hot Brits, The architects AOC, Charlotte Williamson, The Observer, 2 January 2005

Talks

  • Stranger Things: Designs for diverse publics, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Kingston School of Art, 2019
  • Designs for a deliberative democracy, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, 2019
  • Invention in Action Symposium, Tom Coward, Creativity Researchers, Kingston University, 2019
  • Another Land: Save our Fields, Tom Coward, Kingston Museum / London Doctoral Design Centre, 2019
  • Postmodern Legacies: Geoff Shearcroft interviews Dirk Somers, Soane Museum, London, 2018
  • Places of performance: New Directions, Geoff Shearcroft, International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018
  • Why design in the 21st century?, Tom Coward, The London Society, 2018
  • 20 years – from here to here, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University Architecture School, 2018
  • Great British Buildings: Civic, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA, London, 2017
  • Critical Practice, Tom Coward, Brighton School of Architecture & Design, 2017
  • Twin talks; Lost & Found, Tom Coward, The Pier, Brighton Architecture Series, 2017
  • The City of Tomorrow, Tom Coward, Beijing Design Week; Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, 2016
  • Impractical Completion, Geoff Shearcroft, Norwich University, 2016
  • Contented space, Tom Coward, Lincoln School of Architecture, 2016
  • Messy Bits, Gill Lambert, University of Kent, 2016
  • An architecture of things, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Cass School of Art & Architecture, 2015
  • Some current projects, Tom Coward, Kingston University, 2015
  • Trust in the maker, Gill Lambert, Aarhus School of Architecture, 2015
  • Curating and Constructing, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Newcastle, 2014
  • Housing in Cambridge, Tom Coward, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • Pictures to sit in, Tom Coward, University of Kingston, 2014
  • The post-suburban civic, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2012
  • People Making Places, Tom Coward, University of the West of England, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, Geoff Shearcroft, Ravensbourne, London, 2012
  • Ideas upon ideas upon ideas, Tom Coward, UCLA, Perloff Hall, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Making Spaces for Children, Tom Coward, Architects for Health, South Bank University, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, AOC, Yale School of Architecture, 2011
  • Towards a popular architecture, Geoff Shearcroft, Buenos Aires Biennial, 2011
  • AOC, Tom Coward, NEXT bienannle, Moscow, 2011
  • From ‘Learning from’ to ‘Designing for’, Geoff Shearcroft, Archilife 010, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2010
  • What happened to the Thames Gateway Dream?, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • TV Town, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2010
  • Tell me a story, Tom Coward, Central St Martins, 2010
  • In conversation, Mao and AOC, Royal College of Art, 2010
  • Copy and Duplication, Tom Coward, Oslo Society of Architects, 2010
  • Practice Makes Imperfect, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • Hearth House, Gill Lambert, Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Learning from Suburbia, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Sheffield, 2009
  • We have Great Expectations, AOC, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • The Psycho-Geographers, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
  • Any Old City, AOC, Manchester School of Architecture, 2009
  • Inside looking in, Tom Coward, Critical Cities Symposium, Stockholm, 2009
  • Creating Spaces, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Schools for the Future, London, 2008
  • Cultural Approaches, AOC, The British School of Rome, 2008
  • My home must fit me, Tom Coward, Grand Designs Live, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Cardiff, 2008
  • The Lift, AOC, Thinking Metropolis Biennial, Copenhagen, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Hafele Showroom, New York, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Center for Architecture, New York, 2007
  • Debate London, 2012 Wishlist, Tom Coward, Turbine Hall, TATE Modern, 2007
  • Adventures in making, Gill Lambert, RIBA, 2007
  • Three projects, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, University of Bath, 2006
  • A moving train, AOC, Central St Martins School of Art & Design, 2006
  • Group Theor(ap)y, G4, Tom Coward, The Royal College of Art, 2006
  • Why I get up in the morning, WSA, University of Cardiff, 2006
  • Agents Of Change, Geoff Shearcroft, COAC, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 2006
  • Public Nookie, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2006
  • Covering old ground, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2006
  • New Work, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University, 2005
  • AOC: 3 Projects, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation, London, 2005

Books

  • Less is a Bore: Postmodern Architecture, Owen Hopkins, Phaidon, 2020
  • Post-Modern Buildings in Britain, Elaine Harwood, Geraint Franklin, Batsford, 2017
  • New Architects 3: Britain’s Best Emerging Architects, Architecture Foundation, Merrell, 2016
  • New Arcadians: Emerging UK Architects, Lucy Bullivant, Merrell, 2012
  • British Interior Design, Michelle Galindo, Braun, 2010
  • Worldwide Architecture, The next generation, ed. L.P.Puglisi, UTET Scienze Tecniche, 2010
  • Event Design, Links Books, Barcelona, 2009
  • The BLDGBLOG Book, Geoff Manaugh, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2010
  • Hatch: The new architectural generation, Kieran Long, Laurence King, London, 2008
  • Density Projects: 36 New Concepts on Collective Housing, A+T, Madrid, 2008
  • Spacecraft: Fleeting architecture & hideouts, L. Feireiss, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2007

Exhibitions

  • Beazley Designs of the Year, Design Museum, London 2017
  • New ideas for Housing, New London Architecture, London, 2016
  • Don’t Move, Improve, New London Architecture, London 2013
  • BA11 Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2011
  • London Design Week, Testbed 1, London, 2011
  • Architecture Biennale: NEXT, Moscow, 2011
  • 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces, V&A Museum, London, 2011
  • AJ Small Projects Awards, Interface FLOR Showroom, London, 2010
  • Prototypes and Experiments, Aram Gallery, London, 2010
  • Think Tank, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2009
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • London Yields, The Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Rank: Picturing the social order, 1516-2009, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2009
  • AOC: Cultural Approaches, British School at Rome, 2008
  • Experimental Architecture, Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2008
  • Evolving Norms of British Housing, RIBA, London, 2008
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008
  • Des Res, New London Architecture Centre, London, 2008
  • London’s Learning, Building Centre, London, 2007
  • Casa Décor, London Design Festival, London, 2007
  • 6 Practices: London, Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New York, 2007
  • North & South, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 2007
  • London Literature Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 2007
  • Blueprint For London, AF Yard Gallery, London 2007
  • In Your Back Yard, Ideal Home Show, 2007
  • Renaissance: The Revitalisation of Elephant and Castle, London College of Communications, 2007
  • Blueprint for London, New London Architecture Gallery, 2007
  • Designs on King’s Cross, New London Architecture Gallery, 2006
  • Changing London Schools, Building Design, London, 2006
  • Southwark Triangles, Unicorn Theatre, London, 2006
  • Compendium, RIBA, London, 2006
  • Oriki, Black Cultural Archive Kennington, London, 2005
  • Föhn, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2005
  • The Parachute Pavilion, Van Alen Institute, New York, 2005
  • 40 architects under 40, V&A Museum, London, 2005
  • Shrinking Cities, Deutsches Architektur Zentrums, Berlin, 2005
  • A New Centre For Architecture, The Ragged School, London, 2005

Publications by AOC

  • Saved from the wrecking ball on a daily basis, Tom Coward, Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, UCL, 2020
  • Letter from Beijing, Tom Coward, Architectural Research Quarterly, Volume 21 / Issue 3, 2018
  • Forever, For everyone, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, London Society, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings in Urban Heritage, 2016
  • The 7 LEDS of augmented reality, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.7, 2014
  • Helmets and Homes, Tom Coward, 1914now, 2014
  • Hayhurst & Co. Pegasus Academy, Building Study, Tom Coward, Architecture Today, Building Study, 2014
  • Broadway School, Birmingham, by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, BUILDING DESIGN, January 2012
  • Festival House, Blackpool, by dRMM, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2012
  • Tomorrow never dies, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA Journal, March 2012
  • Domestic discovery: or sampling and synthesizing with Daft Punk, Geoff Shearcroft, P.E.A.R, Issue 3, May 2011
  • Sample & Synthesis (editorial), Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.3, 2011
  • First Works, Architectural Association, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Icon, November 2010
  • Clapham Manor Primary by dRMM – Building Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, September 2010
  • Ernest Trobridge: Visionary of the Suburbs, Brent Museum – Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, May 2010
  • Living Architectures, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, February 2010
  • Goole Civic Centre by Buschow Henley Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, February 2010
  • Ed Ruscha, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • James Wines/Site, Barbican, Lecture review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • Radical Nature, Barbican Art Gallery, Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, July 2009
  • Copy & Duplication, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research No.1, July 2009
  • Peterlee: Failed ambitions for Attlee’s New Jerusalem, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, June 2009
  • Suburban Dreams, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation Review, May 2009
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations, Book review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, October 2008
  • Inspiration: Lucy the Elephant, Tom Coward, Building Design, February 2008
  • Learning from the semi, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2008
  • Learning from Milton Keynes, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, August 2007
  • The Williams Report: Small firm innovation, AOC, Building Design, May 2007
  • Has Modernism had its day? AOC, Building Design, 2006

Awards

  • RIBA Regional Award 2017
  • Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award finalist 2017
  • McEwen Award ‘Architecture for the Common Good’ nomination 2017
  • AJ Retrofit Award Best Cultural Building 2016
  • Blueprint Awards Best Public-use project nomination 2016
  • Housing Design Award 2016
  • SCONUL Library Design Awards nomination 2015
  • Green Flag Award Best Green Spaces in the UK 2015
  • New London Architecture, Best Public Building nomination 2015
  • New London Architecture, New ideas for housing competition nomination 2015
  • Icon Interior of the Year nomination 2014
  • World Architecture Festival, Future Masterplan: NW Cambridge 2014
  • Civic Trust London Award nomination 2016
  • New London Architecture, ‘Don’t move, improve’, commendation 2013
  • Brick Awards, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • New London Architecture, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • Mendip Building Excellence Awards, Best domestic extension nomination 2012
  • WAN 21 Architects for 21st Century nomination 2012
  • AJ Small Projects Award nomination 2010
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2008
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2005
  • AJ Corus / 40 Architects Under 40 Winner 2005

Press

  • Learning from Play, Bethan Ryder, Observer Design, 19 January 2020
  • Open Source, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 8 November 2017
  • Build your grand design for a humble price, Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, 13 May 2017
  • How AOC carefully unpicked the architectural history of Southwark Park Primary School, Laura Mark, Architect’s Journal, 25 January 2017
  • Keep it constructive, Melanie Wright & Alexander Goss, Sunday Times, 17 July 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 6 April 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 28 February 2016
  • Bringing libraries back to life, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 22 February 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Dieter Kleiner, Architecture Today, February 2016
  • Wellcome Collection, London, Mark Carnall, Museums Journal, July/August 2015
  • Reading Room, World of Interiors, April 2015
  • Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection, Blueprint, No.338, 2015
  • The Wellcome Collection’s dramatic new look, Caroline Roux, The Telegraph, 19 February 2015
  • Wellcome Collection Reading Room, Christopher Turner, Icon Magazine, February 2015
  • The Reading Room at The Wellcome Collection, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 19 December 2014
  • Bonhôte House, Case Study, Architects’ Journal, 1 August 2014
  • Stand out from the crowd, Hugh Graham, Sunday Times, 13 April 2014
  • Ripple effect, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, World of Interiors, April 2014
  • The thinking man’s BSF, Rory Olycato, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • Off with the motley, Langley Hall Primary Academy, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • The Future of Architecture, Eddie Blake, VICE, 25 January 2013
  • Two London schools: Cottrell & Vermeulen, Agents of Change compared, Cany Ash and Robert Sakula, Architectural Review, January 2012
  • Spa School, Oliver Wainwright, Building Design, 30 November 2011
  • Remixing London: AOC Splices the City, Will Wyles, Icon Magazine, October 2010
  • The Inbetweeners: A new breed of architects is making the most of cramped city plots, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 23 April 2010
  • New Practices in London, Florencia Rodriguez, PLOT no.1, 2010
  • Profile: AOC, Oliver Wainwright, Icon Magazine, May 2009
  • The young generation with a new vision to build Britain, Geraldine Bedell, The Observer, 21 June 2009
  • The Brit List, Grand Designs, October 2008
  • Public Platform, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 18 July 2008
  • The Lift Pavilion, Johanna Agerman, Iconeye, 17 July 2008
  • Welcome to the Temporary City, Rowan Moore, Evening Standard, 17 June 2008
  • We design buildings to be misused, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 12 January 2008
  • Birnbeck Leisure Pier, Concept, January 2008
  • Save Up To £Eco-home takes root in Square, London Lite, 27 November 2007
  • The Future 500 Rising Stars: Art & Design, The Observer, 25 November 2007
  • Contemporary Terraced Housing Types, Andrew Mead, Architect’s Journal, 18 October 2007
  • Exhibition: New Practices London, Enrique Gualberto Ramirez, Architect’s Journal, 20 September 2007
  • UK’s Young Guns Hit New York, Jo Rippon, Building Design, 28 August 2007
  • Street Smart, GQ Style, Autumn / Winter 2007
  • New Practices London’ Exhibition, Wallpaper*, September 2007
  • Brief Encounter, Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal, August 2007
  • Blueprint for London – Post-plastic, GQ Style, Spring / Summer 2007
  • Lift Parliament, John Gendall, Architecturasl Record, February 2007
  • Architects Directory 2006, Wallpaper*
  • Early Years Centre, Friars Primary School, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 27 July 2006
  • Fave Four, Elias Redstone, Marmalade, Issue 9, March 2006
  • Brit Young Things - The Hot List, ES Magazine, Evening Standard, February 2006
  • I Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, i-D Magazine, February 2006
  • Fiddlin’ With The Roof, A10 New European Architecture, January/February 2006
  • Young Architect of the Year Award, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 2 December 2005
  • Eye Opener, Claire Barrett, Grand Designs, October 2005
  • Little Extras, Mary Miller, Elle Decoration, October 2005
  • ‘Gang of Four’ Architects Take on Old Guard, Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian, 6 August 2006
  • The Shape of Things to Come, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, 19 July 2005
  • AJ Corus/ 40 Under 40, Architects’ Journal, 16 June 2005
  • The Director’s Hut, Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times, 12 June 2005
  • Shenzen, Arena Pour Homme, April 2005
  • First Look: All-Singing, All-Dancing Garden Shed, Will Hurst, Building Design, 3 June 2005
  • Neues Architekturzentrum London, Wettbewerbe Aktuell, 2 May 2005
  • Seven Stairways To Heaven, Deyan Sudjic, The Observer, 16 January 2005
  • Architect Gets Her Due In Recognition At Home, Alan Riding, The New York Times, 13 January 2005
  • Architects hunt for a home To Be Proud Of, Giles Worsley, 12 January 2005
  • Doing it for themselves, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 12 January 2005
  • The Best and The Brightest 2005: Hot Brits, The architects AOC, Charlotte Williamson, The Observer, 2 January 2005

Talks

  • Stranger Things: Designs for diverse publics, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Kingston School of Art, 2019
  • Designs for a deliberative democracy, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, 2019
  • Invention in Action Symposium, Tom Coward, Creativity Researchers, Kingston University, 2019
  • Another Land: Save our Fields, Tom Coward, Kingston Museum / London Doctoral Design Centre, 2019
  • Postmodern Legacies: Geoff Shearcroft interviews Dirk Somers, Soane Museum, London, 2018
  • Places of performance: New Directions, Geoff Shearcroft, International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018
  • Why design in the 21st century?, Tom Coward, The London Society, 2018
  • 20 years – from here to here, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University Architecture School, 2018
  • Great British Buildings: Civic, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA, London, 2017
  • Critical Practice, Tom Coward, Brighton School of Architecture & Design, 2017
  • Twin talks; Lost & Found, Tom Coward, The Pier, Brighton Architecture Series, 2017
  • The City of Tomorrow, Tom Coward, Beijing Design Week; Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, 2016
  • Impractical Completion, Geoff Shearcroft, Norwich University, 2016
  • Contented space, Tom Coward, Lincoln School of Architecture, 2016
  • Messy Bits, Gill Lambert, University of Kent, 2016
  • An architecture of things, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Cass School of Art & Architecture, 2015
  • Some current projects, Tom Coward, Kingston University, 2015
  • Trust in the maker, Gill Lambert, Aarhus School of Architecture, 2015
  • Curating and Constructing, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Newcastle, 2014
  • Housing in Cambridge, Tom Coward, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • Pictures to sit in, Tom Coward, University of Kingston, 2014
  • The post-suburban civic, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2012
  • People Making Places, Tom Coward, University of the West of England, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, Geoff Shearcroft, Ravensbourne, London, 2012
  • Ideas upon ideas upon ideas, Tom Coward, UCLA, Perloff Hall, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Making Spaces for Children, Tom Coward, Architects for Health, South Bank University, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, AOC, Yale School of Architecture, 2011
  • Towards a popular architecture, Geoff Shearcroft, Buenos Aires Biennial, 2011
  • AOC, Tom Coward, NEXT bienannle, Moscow, 2011
  • From ‘Learning from’ to ‘Designing for’, Geoff Shearcroft, Archilife 010, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2010
  • What happened to the Thames Gateway Dream?, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • TV Town, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2010
  • Tell me a story, Tom Coward, Central St Martins, 2010
  • In conversation, Mao and AOC, Royal College of Art, 2010
  • Copy and Duplication, Tom Coward, Oslo Society of Architects, 2010
  • Practice Makes Imperfect, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • Hearth House, Gill Lambert, Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Learning from Suburbia, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Sheffield, 2009
  • We have Great Expectations, AOC, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • The Psycho-Geographers, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
  • Any Old City, AOC, Manchester School of Architecture, 2009
  • Inside looking in, Tom Coward, Critical Cities Symposium, Stockholm, 2009
  • Creating Spaces, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Schools for the Future, London, 2008
  • Cultural Approaches, AOC, The British School of Rome, 2008
  • My home must fit me, Tom Coward, Grand Designs Live, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Cardiff, 2008
  • The Lift, AOC, Thinking Metropolis Biennial, Copenhagen, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Hafele Showroom, New York, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Center for Architecture, New York, 2007
  • Debate London, 2012 Wishlist, Tom Coward, Turbine Hall, TATE Modern, 2007
  • Adventures in making, Gill Lambert, RIBA, 2007
  • Three projects, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, University of Bath, 2006
  • A moving train, AOC, Central St Martins School of Art & Design, 2006
  • Group Theor(ap)y, G4, Tom Coward, The Royal College of Art, 2006
  • Why I get up in the morning, WSA, University of Cardiff, 2006
  • Agents Of Change, Geoff Shearcroft, COAC, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 2006
  • Public Nookie, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2006
  • Covering old ground, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2006
  • New Work, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University, 2005
  • AOC: 3 Projects, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation, London, 2005

Books

  • Less is a Bore: Postmodern Architecture, Owen Hopkins, Phaidon, 2020
  • Post-Modern Buildings in Britain, Elaine Harwood, Geraint Franklin, Batsford, 2017
  • New Architects 3: Britain’s Best Emerging Architects, Architecture Foundation, Merrell, 2016
  • New Arcadians: Emerging UK Architects, Lucy Bullivant, Merrell, 2012
  • British Interior Design, Michelle Galindo, Braun, 2010
  • Worldwide Architecture, The next generation, ed. L.P.Puglisi, UTET Scienze Tecniche, 2010
  • Event Design, Links Books, Barcelona, 2009
  • The BLDGBLOG Book, Geoff Manaugh, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2010
  • Hatch: The new architectural generation, Kieran Long, Laurence King, London, 2008
  • Density Projects: 36 New Concepts on Collective Housing, A+T, Madrid, 2008
  • Spacecraft: Fleeting architecture & hideouts, L. Feireiss, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2007

Exhibitions

  • Beazley Designs of the Year, Design Museum, London 2017
  • New ideas for Housing, New London Architecture, London, 2016
  • Don’t Move, Improve, New London Architecture, London 2013
  • BA11 Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2011
  • London Design Week, Testbed 1, London, 2011
  • Architecture Biennale: NEXT, Moscow, 2011
  • 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces, V&A Museum, London, 2011
  • AJ Small Projects Awards, Interface FLOR Showroom, London, 2010
  • Prototypes and Experiments, Aram Gallery, London, 2010
  • Think Tank, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2009
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • London Yields, The Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Rank: Picturing the social order, 1516-2009, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2009
  • AOC: Cultural Approaches, British School at Rome, 2008
  • Experimental Architecture, Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2008
  • Evolving Norms of British Housing, RIBA, London, 2008
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008
  • Des Res, New London Architecture Centre, London, 2008
  • London’s Learning, Building Centre, London, 2007
  • Casa Décor, London Design Festival, London, 2007
  • 6 Practices: London, Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New York, 2007
  • North & South, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 2007
  • London Literature Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 2007
  • Blueprint For London, AF Yard Gallery, London 2007
  • In Your Back Yard, Ideal Home Show, 2007
  • Renaissance: The Revitalisation of Elephant and Castle, London College of Communications, 2007
  • Blueprint for London, New London Architecture Gallery, 2007
  • Designs on King’s Cross, New London Architecture Gallery, 2006
  • Changing London Schools, Building Design, London, 2006
  • Southwark Triangles, Unicorn Theatre, London, 2006
  • Compendium, RIBA, London, 2006
  • Oriki, Black Cultural Archive Kennington, London, 2005
  • Föhn, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2005
  • The Parachute Pavilion, Van Alen Institute, New York, 2005
  • 40 architects under 40, V&A Museum, London, 2005
  • Shrinking Cities, Deutsches Architektur Zentrums, Berlin, 2005
  • A New Centre For Architecture, The Ragged School, London, 2005

Publications by AOC

  • Saved from the wrecking ball on a daily basis, Tom Coward, Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, UCL, 2020
  • Letter from Beijing, Tom Coward, Architectural Research Quarterly, Volume 21 / Issue 3, 2018
  • Forever, For everyone, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, London Society, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings in Urban Heritage, 2016
  • The 7 LEDS of augmented reality, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.7, 2014
  • Helmets and Homes, Tom Coward, 1914now, 2014
  • Hayhurst & Co. Pegasus Academy, Building Study, Tom Coward, Architecture Today, Building Study, 2014
  • Broadway School, Birmingham, by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, BUILDING DESIGN, January 2012
  • Festival House, Blackpool, by dRMM, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2012
  • Tomorrow never dies, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA Journal, March 2012
  • Domestic discovery: or sampling and synthesizing with Daft Punk, Geoff Shearcroft, P.E.A.R, Issue 3, May 2011
  • Sample & Synthesis (editorial), Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.3, 2011
  • First Works, Architectural Association, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Icon, November 2010
  • Clapham Manor Primary by dRMM – Building Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, September 2010
  • Ernest Trobridge: Visionary of the Suburbs, Brent Museum – Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, May 2010
  • Living Architectures, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, February 2010
  • Goole Civic Centre by Buschow Henley Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, February 2010
  • Ed Ruscha, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • James Wines/Site, Barbican, Lecture review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • Radical Nature, Barbican Art Gallery, Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, July 2009
  • Copy & Duplication, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research No.1, July 2009
  • Peterlee: Failed ambitions for Attlee’s New Jerusalem, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, June 2009
  • Suburban Dreams, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation Review, May 2009
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations, Book review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, October 2008
  • Inspiration: Lucy the Elephant, Tom Coward, Building Design, February 2008
  • Learning from the semi, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2008
  • Learning from Milton Keynes, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, August 2007
  • The Williams Report: Small firm innovation, AOC, Building Design, May 2007
  • Has Modernism had its day? AOC, Building Design, 2006

Awards

  • RIBA Regional Award 2017
  • Design Museum’s Designs of the Year Award finalist 2017
  • McEwen Award ‘Architecture for the Common Good’ nomination 2017
  • AJ Retrofit Award Best Cultural Building 2016
  • Blueprint Awards Best Public-use project nomination 2016
  • Housing Design Award 2016
  • SCONUL Library Design Awards nomination 2015
  • Green Flag Award Best Green Spaces in the UK 2015
  • New London Architecture, Best Public Building nomination 2015
  • New London Architecture, New ideas for housing competition nomination 2015
  • Icon Interior of the Year nomination 2014
  • World Architecture Festival, Future Masterplan: NW Cambridge 2014
  • Civic Trust London Award nomination 2016
  • New London Architecture, ‘Don’t move, improve’, commendation 2013
  • Brick Awards, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • New London Architecture, Best Education Building nomination 2012
  • Mendip Building Excellence Awards, Best domestic extension nomination 2012
  • WAN 21 Architects for 21st Century nomination 2012
  • AJ Small Projects Award nomination 2010
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2008
  • Young Architect of the Year Awards nomination 2005
  • AJ Corus / 40 Architects Under 40 Winner 2005

Press

  • Learning from Play, Bethan Ryder, Observer Design, 19 January 2020
  • Open Source, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 8 November 2017
  • Build your grand design for a humble price, Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, 13 May 2017
  • How AOC carefully unpicked the architectural history of Southwark Park Primary School, Laura Mark, Architect’s Journal, 25 January 2017
  • Keep it constructive, Melanie Wright & Alexander Goss, Sunday Times, 17 July 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 6 April 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Rowan Moore, The Observer, 28 February 2016
  • Bringing libraries back to life, Veronica Simpson, FX Magazine, 22 February 2016
  • The Green, Nunhead, Dieter Kleiner, Architecture Today, February 2016
  • Wellcome Collection, London, Mark Carnall, Museums Journal, July/August 2015
  • Reading Room, World of Interiors, April 2015
  • Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection, Blueprint, No.338, 2015
  • The Wellcome Collection’s dramatic new look, Caroline Roux, The Telegraph, 19 February 2015
  • Wellcome Collection Reading Room, Christopher Turner, Icon Magazine, February 2015
  • The Reading Room at The Wellcome Collection, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 19 December 2014
  • Bonhôte House, Case Study, Architects’ Journal, 1 August 2014
  • Stand out from the crowd, Hugh Graham, Sunday Times, 13 April 2014
  • Ripple effect, Timothy Brittain-Catlin, World of Interiors, April 2014
  • The thinking man’s BSF, Rory Olycato, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • Off with the motley, Langley Hall Primary Academy, Architect’s Journal, 29 August 2013
  • The Future of Architecture, Eddie Blake, VICE, 25 January 2013
  • Two London schools: Cottrell & Vermeulen, Agents of Change compared, Cany Ash and Robert Sakula, Architectural Review, January 2012
  • Spa School, Oliver Wainwright, Building Design, 30 November 2011
  • Remixing London: AOC Splices the City, Will Wyles, Icon Magazine, October 2010
  • The Inbetweeners: A new breed of architects is making the most of cramped city plots, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 23 April 2010
  • New Practices in London, Florencia Rodriguez, PLOT no.1, 2010
  • Profile: AOC, Oliver Wainwright, Icon Magazine, May 2009
  • The young generation with a new vision to build Britain, Geraldine Bedell, The Observer, 21 June 2009
  • The Brit List, Grand Designs, October 2008
  • Public Platform, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 18 July 2008
  • The Lift Pavilion, Johanna Agerman, Iconeye, 17 July 2008
  • Welcome to the Temporary City, Rowan Moore, Evening Standard, 17 June 2008
  • We design buildings to be misused, Edwin Heathcote, Financial Times, 12 January 2008
  • Birnbeck Leisure Pier, Concept, January 2008
  • Save Up To £Eco-home takes root in Square, London Lite, 27 November 2007
  • The Future 500 Rising Stars: Art & Design, The Observer, 25 November 2007
  • Contemporary Terraced Housing Types, Andrew Mead, Architect’s Journal, 18 October 2007
  • Exhibition: New Practices London, Enrique Gualberto Ramirez, Architect’s Journal, 20 September 2007
  • UK’s Young Guns Hit New York, Jo Rippon, Building Design, 28 August 2007
  • Street Smart, GQ Style, Autumn / Winter 2007
  • New Practices London’ Exhibition, Wallpaper*, September 2007
  • Brief Encounter, Jan-Carlos Kucharek, RIBA Journal, August 2007
  • Blueprint for London – Post-plastic, GQ Style, Spring / Summer 2007
  • Lift Parliament, John Gendall, Architecturasl Record, February 2007
  • Architects Directory 2006, Wallpaper*
  • Early Years Centre, Friars Primary School, Jay Merrick, Architects’ Journal, 27 July 2006
  • Fave Four, Elias Redstone, Marmalade, Issue 9, March 2006
  • Brit Young Things - The Hot List, ES Magazine, Evening Standard, February 2006
  • I Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow, i-D Magazine, February 2006
  • Fiddlin’ With The Roof, A10 New European Architecture, January/February 2006
  • Young Architect of the Year Award, Ellis Woodman, Building Design, 2 December 2005
  • Eye Opener, Claire Barrett, Grand Designs, October 2005
  • Little Extras, Mary Miller, Elle Decoration, October 2005
  • ‘Gang of Four’ Architects Take on Old Guard, Jonathan Glancey, The Guardian, 6 August 2006
  • The Shape of Things to Come, Tom Dyckhoff, The Times, 19 July 2005
  • AJ Corus/ 40 Under 40, Architects’ Journal, 16 June 2005
  • The Director’s Hut, Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times, 12 June 2005
  • Shenzen, Arena Pour Homme, April 2005
  • First Look: All-Singing, All-Dancing Garden Shed, Will Hurst, Building Design, 3 June 2005
  • Neues Architekturzentrum London, Wettbewerbe Aktuell, 2 May 2005
  • Seven Stairways To Heaven, Deyan Sudjic, The Observer, 16 January 2005
  • Architect Gets Her Due In Recognition At Home, Alan Riding, The New York Times, 13 January 2005
  • Architects hunt for a home To Be Proud Of, Giles Worsley, 12 January 2005
  • Doing it for themselves, Jay Merrick, The Independent, 12 January 2005
  • The Best and The Brightest 2005: Hot Brits, The architects AOC, Charlotte Williamson, The Observer, 2 January 2005

Talks

  • Stranger Things: Designs for diverse publics, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Kingston School of Art, 2019
  • Designs for a deliberative democracy, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, 2019
  • Invention in Action Symposium, Tom Coward, Creativity Researchers, Kingston University, 2019
  • Another Land: Save our Fields, Tom Coward, Kingston Museum / London Doctoral Design Centre, 2019
  • Postmodern Legacies: Geoff Shearcroft interviews Dirk Somers, Soane Museum, London, 2018
  • Places of performance: New Directions, Geoff Shearcroft, International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018
  • Why design in the 21st century?, Tom Coward, The London Society, 2018
  • 20 years – from here to here, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University Architecture School, 2018
  • Great British Buildings: Civic, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA, London, 2017
  • Critical Practice, Tom Coward, Brighton School of Architecture & Design, 2017
  • Twin talks; Lost & Found, Tom Coward, The Pier, Brighton Architecture Series, 2017
  • The City of Tomorrow, Tom Coward, Beijing Design Week; Central Academy of Fine Arts, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei, 2016
  • Impractical Completion, Geoff Shearcroft, Norwich University, 2016
  • Contented space, Tom Coward, Lincoln School of Architecture, 2016
  • Messy Bits, Gill Lambert, University of Kent, 2016
  • An architecture of things, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Cass School of Art & Architecture, 2015
  • Some current projects, Tom Coward, Kingston University, 2015
  • Trust in the maker, Gill Lambert, Aarhus School of Architecture, 2015
  • Curating and Constructing, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Newcastle, 2014
  • Housing in Cambridge, Tom Coward, University of Cambridge, 2014
  • Pictures to sit in, Tom Coward, University of Kingston, 2014
  • The post-suburban civic, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2012
  • People Making Places, Tom Coward, University of the West of England, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, Geoff Shearcroft, Ravensbourne, London, 2012
  • Ideas upon ideas upon ideas, Tom Coward, UCLA, Perloff Hall, Los Angeles, 2012
  • Making Spaces for Children, Tom Coward, Architects for Health, South Bank University, 2012
  • Sampling and Synthesising, AOC, Yale School of Architecture, 2011
  • Towards a popular architecture, Geoff Shearcroft, Buenos Aires Biennial, 2011
  • AOC, Tom Coward, NEXT bienannle, Moscow, 2011
  • From ‘Learning from’ to ‘Designing for’, Geoff Shearcroft, Archilife 010, Saint-Nazaire, France, 2010
  • What happened to the Thames Gateway Dream?, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • TV Town, Geoff Shearcroft, Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA, 2010
  • Tell me a story, Tom Coward, Central St Martins, 2010
  • In conversation, Mao and AOC, Royal College of Art, 2010
  • Copy and Duplication, Tom Coward, Oslo Society of Architects, 2010
  • Practice Makes Imperfect, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2010
  • Hearth House, Gill Lambert, Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Learning from Suburbia, Geoff Shearcroft, University of Sheffield, 2009
  • We have Great Expectations, AOC, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • The Psycho-Geographers, Geoff Shearcroft, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
  • Any Old City, AOC, Manchester School of Architecture, 2009
  • Inside looking in, Tom Coward, Critical Cities Symposium, Stockholm, 2009
  • Creating Spaces, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Schools for the Future, London, 2008
  • Cultural Approaches, AOC, The British School of Rome, 2008
  • My home must fit me, Tom Coward, Grand Designs Live, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Plymouth, 2008
  • Recent Work, Tom Coward, University of Cardiff, 2008
  • The Lift, AOC, Thinking Metropolis Biennial, Copenhagen, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Hafele Showroom, New York, 2007
  • New London Practices, AOC, Center for Architecture, New York, 2007
  • Debate London, 2012 Wishlist, Tom Coward, Turbine Hall, TATE Modern, 2007
  • Adventures in making, Gill Lambert, RIBA, 2007
  • Three projects, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, University of Bath, 2006
  • A moving train, AOC, Central St Martins School of Art & Design, 2006
  • Group Theor(ap)y, G4, Tom Coward, The Royal College of Art, 2006
  • Why I get up in the morning, WSA, University of Cardiff, 2006
  • Agents Of Change, Geoff Shearcroft, COAC, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, 2006
  • Public Nookie, Geoff Shearcroft, London Metropolitan University, 2006
  • Covering old ground, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2006
  • New Work, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, Nottingham University, 2005
  • AOC: 3 Projects, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation, London, 2005

Books

  • Less is a Bore: Postmodern Architecture, Owen Hopkins, Phaidon, 2020
  • Post-Modern Buildings in Britain, Elaine Harwood, Geraint Franklin, Batsford, 2017
  • New Architects 3: Britain’s Best Emerging Architects, Architecture Foundation, Merrell, 2016
  • New Arcadians: Emerging UK Architects, Lucy Bullivant, Merrell, 2012
  • British Interior Design, Michelle Galindo, Braun, 2010
  • Worldwide Architecture, The next generation, ed. L.P.Puglisi, UTET Scienze Tecniche, 2010
  • Event Design, Links Books, Barcelona, 2009
  • The BLDGBLOG Book, Geoff Manaugh, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2010
  • Hatch: The new architectural generation, Kieran Long, Laurence King, London, 2008
  • Density Projects: 36 New Concepts on Collective Housing, A+T, Madrid, 2008
  • Spacecraft: Fleeting architecture & hideouts, L. Feireiss, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, 2007

Exhibitions

  • Beazley Designs of the Year, Design Museum, London 2017
  • New ideas for Housing, New London Architecture, London, 2016
  • Don’t Move, Improve, New London Architecture, London 2013
  • BA11 Biennial, Buenos Aires, 2011
  • London Design Week, Testbed 1, London, 2011
  • Architecture Biennale: NEXT, Moscow, 2011
  • 1:1 Architects Build Small Spaces, V&A Museum, London, 2011
  • AJ Small Projects Awards, Interface FLOR Showroom, London, 2010
  • Prototypes and Experiments, Aram Gallery, London, 2010
  • Think Tank, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2009
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 2009
  • London Yields, The Building Centre, London, 2009
  • Rank: Picturing the social order, 1516-2009, Leeds City Art Gallery, 2009
  • AOC: Cultural Approaches, British School at Rome, 2008
  • Experimental Architecture, Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2008
  • Evolving Norms of British Housing, RIBA, London, 2008
  • Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London 2008
  • Des Res, New London Architecture Centre, London, 2008
  • London’s Learning, Building Centre, London, 2007
  • Casa Décor, London Design Festival, London, 2007
  • 6 Practices: London, Center for Architecture, American Institute of Architects, New York, 2007
  • North & South, Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 2007
  • London Literature Festival, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, 2007
  • Blueprint For London, AF Yard Gallery, London 2007
  • In Your Back Yard, Ideal Home Show, 2007
  • Renaissance: The Revitalisation of Elephant and Castle, London College of Communications, 2007
  • Blueprint for London, New London Architecture Gallery, 2007
  • Designs on King’s Cross, New London Architecture Gallery, 2006
  • Changing London Schools, Building Design, London, 2006
  • Southwark Triangles, Unicorn Theatre, London, 2006
  • Compendium, RIBA, London, 2006
  • Oriki, Black Cultural Archive Kennington, London, 2005
  • Föhn, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, 2005
  • The Parachute Pavilion, Van Alen Institute, New York, 2005
  • 40 architects under 40, V&A Museum, London, 2005
  • Shrinking Cities, Deutsches Architektur Zentrums, Berlin, 2005
  • A New Centre For Architecture, The Ragged School, London, 2005

Publications by AOC

  • Saved from the wrecking ball on a daily basis, Tom Coward, Paper for Emerging Architectural Research, UCL, 2020
  • Letter from Beijing, Tom Coward, Architectural Research Quarterly, Volume 21 / Issue 3, 2018
  • Forever, For everyone, Tom Coward & Geoff Shearcroft, London Society, 2017
  • Putting the Green back into the Green, Tom Coward, Inheriting the City: Advancing Understandings in Urban Heritage, 2016
  • The 7 LEDS of augmented reality, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.7, 2014
  • Helmets and Homes, Tom Coward, 1914now, 2014
  • Hayhurst & Co. Pegasus Academy, Building Study, Tom Coward, Architecture Today, Building Study, 2014
  • Broadway School, Birmingham, by Cottrell & Vermeulen Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, BUILDING DESIGN, January 2012
  • Festival House, Blackpool, by dRMM, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2012
  • Tomorrow never dies, Geoff Shearcroft, RIBA Journal, March 2012
  • Domestic discovery: or sampling and synthesizing with Daft Punk, Geoff Shearcroft, P.E.A.R, Issue 3, May 2011
  • Sample & Synthesis (editorial), Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research no.3, 2011
  • First Works, Architectural Association, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Icon, November 2010
  • Clapham Manor Primary by dRMM – Building Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, September 2010
  • Ernest Trobridge: Visionary of the Suburbs, Brent Museum – Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, May 2010
  • Living Architectures, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, February 2010
  • Goole Civic Centre by Buschow Henley Architects, Building review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, February 2010
  • Ed Ruscha, Exhibition review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • James Wines/Site, Barbican, Lecture review, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, October 2009
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • Radical Nature, Barbican Art Gallery, Exhibition Review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, July 2009
  • Copy & Duplication, Tom Coward, P.E.A.R. Paper for emerging architectural research No.1, July 2009
  • Peterlee: Failed ambitions for Attlee’s New Jerusalem, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, June 2009
  • Suburban Dreams, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Foundation Review, May 2009
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • Key Contemporary Buildings: Plans, Sections and Elevations, Book review, Geoff Shearcroft, Architect’s Journal, October 2008
  • Inspiration: Lucy the Elephant, Tom Coward, Building Design, February 2008
  • Learning from the semi, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, February 2008
  • Learning from Milton Keynes, Geoff Shearcroft, Building Design, August 2007
  • The Williams Report: Small firm innovation, AOC, Building Design, May 2007
  • Has Modernism had its day? AOC, Building Design, 2006
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