Outline programme

The exact schedule for the New Architecture Writers course is still taking shape but listed below in a timetable for the first few months of the programme.


Masterclass with Oliver Wainwright and Ellis Woodman including building tours and writing challenges exploring the nuts and bolts of writing about buildings.

One-to-one tutorials working on written pieces.

Talk with Owen Hatherley around routes into and beyond architectural writing.

Talk on classical fact-driven journalism and accompanying written challenges on news-led writing.


Panel discussion with Piers Taylor and Tom Dyckhoff around broadcast media – making TV and radio about architecture, engaging broad audiences and bringing stories to life.

Written challenge on writing for broadcast including working on and recording a segment for radio.

Panel discussion with Fiona Shipwright and Sophie Lovell examining the editor’s side of design writing. We’ll discuss putting together compelling publications, commissioning writers, working with text and the process of receiving and considering pitches for work.

Talk with Rachel Mills, literary agent and 2015 rights professional of the year on the business side of getting published, networking and making an impact in a tough economy.

Further programme

Details about the rest of the programme will be announced in the near future.