The head of the Architecture Foundation, who faced criticism after a Zaha Hadid project was scrapped earlier this year, is to leave the role next month.

Rowan Moore has been director of the foundation for six years, but has been under pressure to resign after the its headquarters, designed by Zaha Hadid, was scrapped in February.

He will continue in his role until mid-June, and will stay at the foundation on a part-time basis during the transition process.

He said: “This is a good time for someone new to take over and lead the foundation to its next stage. Our position in terms of programme and funding is strong, and makes a good base for developing new ideas.”