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Phineas Harper named Deputy Director of the Architecture Foundation

The AR’s Deputy Editor Phineas Harper is leaving to join the London built environment think-tank

Phineas Harper is stepping down from his post at The Architectural Review to take up the Deputy Directorship of the not-for-profit Architecture Foundation.

Harper, who joined the AR in 2011 as it relaunched, has led a number of projects at the magazine including directing a series of films, curating exhibitions and developing new digital products. He will be working alongside Ellis Woodman who was appointed the new Director of the foundation earlier this year and is also Critic-at-Large of the AR.

Woodman said: ‘The Trustees and I are thrilled that Phineas will be joining us as Deputy Director at the Architecture Foundation. In his work for the Architectural Review he has proved himself an astute critic and has been the driving force behind many of the publication’s recent developments in particular the expanding of the AR’s digital offer and political commissioning. He is ideally placed to help the AF develop its role as a platform for the critical discussion of London’s development.’

Harper said ‘I am hugely excited to be joining the Architecture Foundation. We have a unique opportunity to make architecture part of the political conversation. It is a big challenge but I am itching to get started. It has been an exhilarating adventure working at the AR and a privilege to serve our readers and the wider profession through my time on the magazine. I’m very proud what we’ve achieved and would like to thank all my colleagues in particular my former editor Catherine Slessor who has been a pillar of wisdom, generous mentor and a great friend.’

Phineas Harper will take up his role at the Architecture Foundation on 27 April.

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