Peter Murray – New London Architecture


Peter Murray – New London Architecture


Peter Murray is Curator-in-Chief of New London Architecture (NLA).

​He trained as an architect but has spent most of his career writing about and commenting on architecture rather than practising 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 specialises in design and branding for architecture and real estate  with offices in Beijing, Singapore, Sydney, New York as well as London.

He started the London Festival of Architecture which began life as the Clerkenwell Architecture Biennale in 2004.



Peter has written numerous books including The Saga of Sydney Opera House, London’s Growing Up  and Great Estates. He has recently completed a book on The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour.

In 2013 he rode 4300 miles across America and the UK with a group of architects and planners studying what cities en route were doing to improve infrastructure for cycling as well as raising money for charity. He was a finalist for the London Cycling Campaign’s Cycling Champion of the Year 2015 and is a member of the Construction Industry Cycling Commission.
He is a Mayor’s Design Advocate and Chairman of the London Society. Until recently he was a Visiting Professor at the IE Business School in Madrid. He is also a weekend wood turner.