Vicky Richardson

Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design, Fashion, British Council.

Vicky took up her post at the British Council in March 2010 having been Editor of Blueprint magazine from 2004. Vicky's role includes overseeing projects in London and around the world and she is responsible for commissioning the British Pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale. Vicky is a Co-Director of the London Festival of Architecture and a member of the London Mayor's Cultural Strategy Group, which advises on the capital's culture policy. This year she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA and was nominated as one of Debrett's 500, as one of 20 most influential people in British architecture.

Vicky has a BA in Architecture from the University of Westminster having previously studied Fine Art (Painting) at Chelsea School of Art, and a Foundation in Art and Design at the Central School of Art and Design. She is a visiting critic at a number of design and architecture schools and writes about the subjects for a variety of publications, as well as writing the British Council design blog, Back of the Envelope. Her books include New Vernacular Architecture (Laurence King, 2002) and In Defence of the Dome (ASI, 1999). Vicky is currently studying for an MA in Early Modern History at King's College London.