Born in 1961 in London, Simon Allford co founded Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects in 1989. From AHMM’s base in London’s Clerkenwell Simon leads a studio that works in England, Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, engaging both public and private clients in the exploration of a particular architecture’s potential to offer delight as well as utility.
Simon has, in various forums, advised many organisations including the Architectural Association (he was on Council and Honorary Treasure and VP), The Royal Institute of British Architects (where he was amongst other things VP for Education) & CABE (where he chaired Design Review Panel). For eighteen months he was the weekly columnist in The Architects’ Journal.
Now, aside from pursuing the design and execution of architectural proposals (a project without end), Simon focuses on short term activities with definite timelines. He is visiting professor at the Bartlett, UCL (where he taught for many years) and Harvard; is a frequent lecturer, guest critic and external examiner at many schools at home and around the world; a judge/advisor on national and international urban and architectural design competitions; and contributes to debates, lectures and publications that discuss architecture and the work of his practice.