Call for applications

Are you a young, black or minority ethnic aspiring writer who is interested in getting into the world of architectural publishing, broadcasting and curation?

New Architecture Writers (NAW) is a free programme set up to provide a small group of students with the opportunity to participate in a year-long series of talks, workshops, tours, writing briefs and other activities, which will be led by acclaimed critics, editors, journalists, curators and producers.

Over the course of the programme you will build your skills, experience and networks, honing your writing style and working towards a paid commission from the Architectural Review. The course will include one-to-one tutorials, free events exploring the role and skill of design-writing and support from some of the leading voices in the profession.

The course is not intensive and is designed to fit around work commitments or studies. Applicants should anticipate spending at least one evening a week either attending a NAW session or working on a piece of set writing.

The outline programme for the first few months of NAW is here.


In order to apply to join NAW just email a short CV and an approximately 500 word piece of writing titled ‘My Life in Architecture’ by midnight on the 3rd of November to

All applications will receive a response by midnight on the 8th of November.


Applicants must be aged 30 and under and should be residents in or near London, where the programme will take place.

The course is intended for BAME students only and is not open to white applicants including white British and white European candidates.


If you have any questions about the programme please write to

New Architectural Writers is a project led by Phineas Harper and Tom Wilkinson and supported by the Architectural Review and the Architecture Foundation.