The team

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


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 Learning & Participation

Amy Harrison PGCE QTS

Amy is a qualified teacher and experienced educator /facilitator in the cultural and placemaking sectors. She champions place-based learning and engagment both locally and nationally.

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.

Programme Manager, Opening Doors to Heritage and Marketing & Communications Manager

Katie Darling

Joining the Centre in 2016, Katie heads up the Centre’s communications and leads the Centre’s Bristol Doors Open Days festival delivery.

Programme Assistant

Lucy Atkinson

Joining the team in March 2018, Lucy assists with the co-ordination of Bristol Doors Open Days festival and the Learning and Participation Programme. She also provides fundraising support across the Centre’s programme.

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
  • Alastair Brook Vice-Chair, Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust
  • Philip Burbidge Consultant Solicitor, Battens
  • Nick Childs Director, Childs + Sulzmann (chair)
  • Karen Drake Operations Director, Engine Shed
  • Peter Jones Head of Area, Homes & Communities Agency
  • Elena Marco Head of Department Architecture and the Built Environment, UWE Bristol
  • Amy Robinson Business Development Manager, Triodos Bank
  • Tom Russell Director, Emmett Russell Architects
  • Sandra Stancliffe Head of Education and Inclusion, Historic England


Volunteers play a vital role at the Architecture Centre, contributing to year-round front of house support and also specific project involvement. Find out about volunteering opportunities here.


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

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