New London Architecture

New London Architecture (NLA) is an independent information resource and discussion forum focused on London's built environment. Its audience are professionals, the public and politicians.[1] It is at The Building Centre in London, England.[2] The Chairman is Peter Murray.[3][4]

Origins and purposeEdit

NLA was founded in 2005[5] and its stated mission is "to bring people together to shape a better city".[6]


NLA delivers over 150 events per year, including a mixture of round table discussions, conferences, debates, talks, walking tours, and receptions. The organisation also publishes research,[7] hosts rotating exhibitions,[8] holds awards[9] and organises international ideas competitions, such as "New Ideas for Housing" (2015).[10] NLA's main publication is New London Quarterly. New London Quarterly is circulated to 5,000 leading people with an interest in London's built environment.[11] Its galleries are open, free of charge, six days a week and receive over 10,000 visitors each month.[12]

New London ModelEdit

The NLA's permanent exhibition includes a 1:2000-scale interactive model of central London. The model is approximately 12.5 metres (41 ft) long and represents an area in excess of 85 square kilometres (33 sq mi) of London.[13] It was improved and extended in 2015.[14]


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  2. ^ The Building Centre, Organisations at TBC, New London Architecture
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    • London Cycling Campaign, 'Interview: Peter Murray, chair of New London Architecture and organiser of the London Cycle Summit', 30 July 2013 [2]
    • Hopkirk, E., 'Boris Johnson appoints Terry Farrell, Bob Allies and Peter Murray as design advisers', Building Design, BD Online, 18 December 2012 [3]
    • ArchDaily, 'Video: Peter Murray of New London Architecture Outlines his Cycling Vision', 2 November 2014 [4]
  4. ^ Wordsearch, About, Peter Murray
  5. ^
    • New London Architecture, Press Release, 2015
    • "New London Architecture launches 2015 programme and celebrates 10th anniversary". Architects Datafile. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ New London Architecture, About
  7. ^ Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Bookshop, New London Architecture [5]
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    • The Guardian, 'Ideas to solve London's housing crisis' – in pictures, 15 September 2015 [7]
    • World Architecture News, 'Solving London's Housing Crisis?', 15 September 2015 [8]
    • Barber, L., 'Three ideas for the future of London housing', City AM, 16 September 2015 [9]
    • Mark, L., 'Revealed: 100 ideas to solve the housing crisis', Architects Journal, 14 September 2015 [10]
  11. ^ Pipers Design, Pipers Projects
  12. ^ New London Architecture, Our Home
  13. ^ New London Architecture, New London Model
  14. ^ Payton, M., 'Incredible scale model of London made with 170,000 buildings', Metro, 22 April 2015 [11]

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