Around The Corner
Celebrated for her creation of innovative structures and unique application of construction materials and courageous architectural schemes, Amanda Levete, founder and principal of architecture studio AL_A, has established a particularly impressive reputation as one of Britain’s leading creatives. A Stirling Prize Winning Architect recent commissions include the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and a 1.5 million luxury shopping mall and hotel in Bangkok. Levete trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989, where she realised ground-breaking buildings including the Media Centre at Lords Cricket Ground and Selfriges department store in Birmingham. Amanda is a trustee of leading social innovation centre the Young Foundation and has served as a trustee of influential arts organisation Artangel for over a decade. She is a regular radio and TV broadcaster, writes for a number of publications, including the New Statesman and Prospect, and lectures worldwide.