Podcast – 20: London School of Architecture w/ Will Hunter

How do you start an architecture school from scratch? What changes are coming to architectural education/university and the profession? What is so special about London? Join me and the extraordinarily well-spoken Will Hunter in a deep dive into how he started The London School of Architecture,(LSA) England’s first independent school of architecture since the Architectural Association opened in 1847.

Will Hunter is a writer, entrepreneur and educator. He is the founder of the London School of Architecture, which he conceived in 2010 as an alternative educational model to widen access into the architectural profession. He completed his tenure as its first chief executive in June 2021. Pursuing new opportunities arising from post-pandemic working patterns, Will recently set up Equilio, a nascent prop-tech startup to explore ways of developing communities that balance living and working, city and rural, humanity and the planet. An architecture graduate from University College London and the Royal College of Art, he taught at the latter school for several years on the master’s programme. He was executive editor of the Architectural Review and is cofounder of Citizen magazine.

Watch the episode on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCispmZXt3_g4h9o3XsqoqaA/videos

Music: Leaf by KV https://soundcloud.com/kvmusicprod