Peter Murray, CBE
ARCHITECT AND FOUNDER LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE
Having trained as an architect, Peter Murray’s career has focused on the communication of architecture rather than the construction of buildings. According to Murray, “When I left school I was undecided whether to read English or architecture at university, I chose architecture but spent most of my time publishing student magazines of one sort or another.” In 1983 he founded Wordsearch, a marketing company focusing on the design of communications to architects. He is a former editor of the weekly newspaper of architects, Building Design, and the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Journal. Murray is the founder of the ever-expanding London Festival of Architecture and the chair of New London Architecture. Murray also advises the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as a cycling campaigner.