The AE was founded in 2011 to generate a public discussion about architecture and the architect’s role in shaping the discipline. We have since gone on to explore a variety of topics in an attempt to make sense of the recent past and current preoccupations. Themes are advanced but not adhered to dogmatically. This website is an archive of our activities. 


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Samuel Penn
Dr. Penny R Lewis

Prof. Neil Gillespie OBE
Dr. Cameron McEwan
Rowan Mackinnon-Pryde

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK “We believe that you discover things when you begin from a very banal foundation, and that then as the project continues, ideas are found in the process, and we don’t stop finding those ideas. That’s the great thing about architecture, it takes a long time. And if you work five years on a building you’d maybe better have space for a few more ideas, and maybe also in the last year while you’re working on the construction details; ideas that completely change the perception of the building.” Oliver Lütjens - Accountability, 2019 



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Dr. Penny R Lewis

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Penny Lewis is a founding member of the AE and leads the joint Architecture Programme at the University of Dundee and the University of Wuhan in China. She studied architecture in Manchester and became an architectural journalist, writing for magazines, newspapers and as Editor of Prospect, the Scottish architectural magazine before becoming a teacher and academic. Her work includes; Challenging Contextualism (2004) and Curious Rationalism (2006). She is co-author of In Defence of the Dome (1999), and contributed a chapter to Future of the Community: Reports of a Death Greatly Exaggerated (2008). In 2019 she completed her Phd on the impact of ecological thought on the architectural imagination.