For nearly 15 years the London Festival of Architecture has been a celebration of the architects and architecture of our great city.  The festival takes place annually throughout the month of June.

Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year.  In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights.

These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us.

You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces.

Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography.

And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them.

We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there.  This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.