Independent architecture centre to be led by deputy director of London Festival of Architecture

The Architecture Foundation has appointed Sarah Ichioka as its new director.

Ichioka, the 29-year-old deputy director of the London Festival of Architecture, will take over the post formerly filled by journalist Rowan Moore on 13 October. She has previously worked for Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale, and is a graduate of Yale University in the US and the London School of Economics in the UK.

Ichioka said: “I look forward to building a focused, pertinent programme for the foundation, developed in close collaboration with its trustees, staff and patrons, and inspired by its history as an independent advocate for innovation and emerging talent in contemporary architecture and urbanism.”