The team

The Architecture Centre employs a small staff team supported by volunteers and a board of trustees.


Dr Anna Rutherford

Known for driving step-changes in organisations, Anna was recently appointed as Director in July 2018. A cultural leader in the city, her previous directorships include Pride Festival and In Between Time.

Head of Programme

Pippa Goldfinger MSc

Pippa joined the team in 2017 as an experienced arts manager who is also a qualified engineer and urban planner, founder of Frome’s Architecture Club, and an independent Town Councillor.

Marketing and Communications Manager

Sian Magill

Sian joined The Architecture Centre in April 2019, bringing broad-reaching experience of marketing practice from the cultural and higher education sectors.

Programme Manager

Lucy MacDonald MFA

Lucy MacDonald joined the Architecture Centre in March 2019. She has ten years experience of curating and producing innovative exhibitions and events within the public and private contemporary visual art sector. She is also a Visiting Lecturer on the UWE MA/MFA Curating course.

Weekend staff

Jonah Silver, Amy Thorman and Andy Blayney are the Centre's dedicated team of weekend staff. They provide a front of house welcome in the gallery space.


  • Spencer Back Director, Designscape Architects
  • Philip Burbidge Consultant Solicitor, Battens
  • Nick Childs Director, Childs + Sulzmann (chair)
  • Peter Jones Head of Area, Homes & Communities Agency
  • Elena Marco Head of Department Architecture and the Built Environment, UWE Bristol
  • Tom Russell Director, Emmett Russell Architects
  • Cora Kwiatkowski Divisional Director, Stride Treglown
  • Gavin Eddy Founder and CEO, Forward Space
  • Stephen Hilton Director, Bristol Futures


Volunteers play a vital role at the Architecture Centre, contributing to year-round project research and development. Find out about volunteering opportunities here.


  • Sherban Cantacuzino
  • Robert Emmerson
  • Anthony Hunt
  • Jane Priestman OBE
  • Lord Rogers

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