Architect + Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival
Country: United Kingdom
Paul Finch is chairman of CABE (the UK government’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment).
He is also Programme Director of the World Architecture Festival, and Editorial Director of the Architectural Review and Architects’ Journal.
Born London, 1949.
History degree, Selwyn College, Cambridge. Deputy editor, Estates Times, 1976-1983.
Editor, Building Design, 1983-94.
Editor, Architects’ Journal, 1994-1999.
Editor, The Architectural Review 2005-2009.
A commissioner at CABE and deputy chair, 1999-2007.
Olympic Games Design Review chair 2007-2010.
Joint editor, Planning in London since 1994.
Honorary FRIBA 1994;
Honorary doctorate, University of Westminster, 2004;
honorary fellowship, University College London, 2006;
honorary member, British Council for Offices, 2006;
OBE for services to architecture 2002.