Amy Croft - Artist and curator of Sto Werkstatt, Clerkenwell London.

In 2013, Amy took on the role of curator and event coordinator at Sto Werkstatt, Clerkenwell, London. The Werkstatt was launched in February 2014 with an exhibition titled ‘Building Images’, showcasing the shortlisted photographers from the ARCAID Images Photography Award 2013. The on-going programme of exhibitions, talks, screenings, workshops and CPD seminars at Sto Werkstatt, take Sto’s vast portfolio of façade and acoustic materials, alongside its company ethos, as starting points, to instigate lively dialogues between architects, manufacturers and cultural producers.
Amy trained at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna, and Wimbledon School of Art, London. As an artist her work explores the overlapping fields of art, architecture and media. Her work draws connections that coalesce around themes of perception and cognition, as well as the control and mediation of the senses in one’s environment. 



Katy Harris, Communications Director, Foster + Partners

Katy Harris leads Foster + Partners Communications team, overseeing all aspects of the practice’s communications activity including press, publicity, marketing and bids and exhibitions. The Communications team is also responsible for graphic design and presentation coordination for all projects within the studio, undertakes project-related research, curates the archive of drawings and models and maintains the extensive, book and journal libraries. Katy studied at St Martins School of Art and gained her degree in Communication Design from the University of East London in 1981, she joined Foster + Partners (then Foster Associates) the same year. She was made an associate in 1988, a project director in 1996, a director in 2003 and a partner in 2004.



Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham MBE, Klein Dytham Architecture


Klein Dytham architecture (KDa) is a multi-disciplinary design practice known for architecture, interiors, public spaces and installations. Established by Royal College of Art graduates Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham in Tokyo in 1991, today KDa is a multi-lingual office with an international reputation and a high-profile client list which includes Google, Tsutaya, Sony, Virgin Atlantic, Nike, Uniqlo, Selfridges and Japan Rail.

KDa's built work includes flagship retail stores, restaurants, resort facilities, office fit-outs, houses and private residences. KDa has no stylistic recipe, preferring to work with the client, program and other project parameters to develop a uniquely tailored solution. Materials, technology, and context are all key elements of KDa's design approach, spiced always with an irreverent or surprising twist. 


Astrid Klein 
Astrid Klein was born in Italy to German parents, schooled in France, educated in Britain and since 1988 has lived and worked in Japan. 
After a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in London Astrid was drawn to Japan by the simplicity of design, attention to detail and the freedom from traditional constraints. In Tokyo she began working for Toyo Ito and in 1991 she co-founded Klein Dytham architecture with Mark Dytham.

 Astrid is a frequent guest at international conferences on design and architecture and has lectured or held teaching positions at universities in Japan, the UK, the USA, Australia and throughout Europe.


Mark Dytham MBE 
Born in the UK, Mark studied architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1989 he traveled with business partner Astrid Klein to Tokyo, and together they found work with Toyo Ito. They soon established Klein Dytham architecture, working freely across disciplines including architecture, interiors, furniture, installations and events. 
Mark is a frequent guest speaker at international design events, has taught at universities in Japan and beyond and in 2000 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for services to British Design in Japan.

David Jenkins - Publisher, Circa Press

David trained as an architect and worked professionally before transferring his skills to writing and editing. In 1991 he joined Phaidon Press, where he created one of the world’s leading architectural publishing programmes. In 1998 he left Phaidon to direct the Norman Foster Works series, which provides a comprehensive history of the practice. He is currently the publisher of Circa Press – a new imprint dedicated to architecture and design. He is a member of numerous editorial boards, including the Cambridge University Press journal Architectural Research Quarterly, and has served as Vice President of the Architectural Association.


John Hill, Editor of the World-Architects eMagazine

John Hill is a registered architect, editor of the World-Architects eMagazine, blogger at A Daily Dose of Architecture, a published author, a tour guide focused on the changing architectural landscape of New York City, and a sometimes-published photographer of the built environment. His first book, Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture, was published by W. W. Norton in 2011, and his second book, 100 Years, 100 Buildings, was published by Prestel in 2016. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and a Master in Urban Planning from the City College of New York. He lives in Astoria, Queens, with his wife and daughter.



Kate Goodwin, Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts

Kate Goodwin is Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, overseeing a programme of events and exhibitions which stimulates a debate about architecture and its intersection with the arts. She curated the exhibition Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined, (2014) at the Royal Academy and New British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio, which toured East Asia 2015-16 for the British Council. She was awarded a RIBA Honorary Fellowship in 2016 in recognition of her contribution to the profession.



Matt Emmett - Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards Winner in 2016


Matt Emmett is an award winning architectural photographer, obsessed with photographing abandoned heritage and buildings at risk. His work has been widely published and in 2016 he released his first book 'Forgotten Heritage'. After winning the Arcaid Award in 2016, he is thrilled to have been asked back to co-judge the 2017 Arcaid Award and looks forward to gaining fresh perspective on the built environment through the eyes of the world's most skilled architectural photographers.