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

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

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

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

Instagram
@aocarchitecture

To mitigate the impact of coronavirus AOC have transferred to a blend of remote and studio working. 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.

Practice Manager

Priya Patel, BA(Hons)

Priya is responsible for the management of the practice, including finances, HR, policy and the studio. Her background combines the management of design offices with financial expertise, with an Accounting and Finance degree from London Metropolitan University. She joined AOC as Practice Manager following 12 years experience working for architects and construction consultants.

Studio
Sam Aislabie BAS MArch(Prof)
Jay King BA(Hons) MArch
Bryony Martin BSc MArch ARB
Richard Morrison BA(Hons) MArch
Nick Silk BSc(Hons) BA(Hons) DipArch(Dist) ARB
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

Books

  • Multiform: Architecture in an age of transition (Architectural Design), Owen Hopkins, Erin McKellar, Wiley, 2021
  • 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

Talks

Talks

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

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

  • Joy in Architecture: Evoking Emotions in Building, Geoff Shearcroft, Multiform: Architecture in an Age of Transition (Architectural Design), Jan 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • 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
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • 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

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

Books

  • Multiform: Architecture in an age of transition (Architectural Design), Owen Hopkins, Erin McKellar, Wiley, 2021
  • 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

Talks

Talks

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

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

  • Joy in Architecture: Evoking Emotions in Building, Geoff Shearcroft, Multiform: Architecture in an Age of Transition (Architectural Design), Jan 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • 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
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • 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

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

Books

  • Multiform: Architecture in an age of transition (Architectural Design), Owen Hopkins, Erin McKellar, Wiley, 2021
  • 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

Talks

Talks

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

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

  • Joy in Architecture: Evoking Emotions in Building, Geoff Shearcroft, Multiform: Architecture in an Age of Transition (Architectural Design), Jan 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • My Kind of Town: The Thames Valley, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, September
  • 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
  • Privately, in public: Opinion on Building Schools for the Future, Geoff Shearcroft, Architecture Today, January 2009
  • 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

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