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.



Mark Dytham MBE - Klein Dytham Architecture


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.


Sir David Chipperfield CBE RA RDI RIBA - Director of David Chipperfield Architects



Matt Emmett - Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards Winner in 2016



Astrid Klein - Klein Dytham Architecture


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.


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