MEET THE SPEAKER\\ Peter Murray, Founder New London Architecture, UK

Peter Murray, the Founder of New London Architecture in the UK, is set to participate in SHARE Cyprus 2024, where he will discuss the transformations London has undergone post-COVID.

Peter Murray trained as an architect but has spent most of his career writing about and commenting on architecture rather than practicing it. He studied at Bristol University and at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in Bedford Square. He edited the weekly newspaper for architects, Building Design, before moving on to the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal.

Peter curated a number of major exhibitions at the Royal Academy including the 1986 New Architecture: the work of Foster, Rogers, Stirling, and Living Bridges in 1996. He founded the design and architecture magazine Blueprint and the global communications company Wordsearch which specializes in design and branding for architecture and real estate  with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, New York as well as London.


Through his work with NLA, Murray has also played a key role in advocating for better urban planning and design in London. He has been a vocal critic of the city’s overreliance on tall buildings and has advocated for a more sustainable and human-centered approach to urban development.


He started the London Festival of Architecture which began life as the Clerkenwell Architecture Biennale in 2004. The Festival is now a significant annual event in the cultural life of the capital. The New London Architecture center was founded in 2005 as a center for debate and discussion about the changing face of the capital. The center has a large-scale model of London and permanent exhibitions about the future of London.

He is also involved in research into the built environment. Peter has written numerous books including The Saga of Sydney Opera House, London’s Growing Up  and Great Estates.