Andrew Mackenzie


“In browsing what is generally written and published about design, one could mistakenly think that architecture is about material invention and formal play. But materials and shapes are only trinkets if they are not wrought in the service of people. At AWF, people are the beginning, middle, and end of design’s purpose. It is the people who design, who make, and who use architecture that really matter."

Andrew Mackenzie is a Director of URO Publications, which publishes books on architecture and design. He is also editor of—a new digital platform on landscape, urbanism, and the city. He writes on design, architecture, and urbanism for a variety of magazines and newspapers. His architectural consultancy, City Lab, advises the public and private sector on design competitions and procurement.