NLA chairman Peter Murray has been named as one of the capital’s most influential people.
Murray was listed in the Evening Standard’s ‘Progress 1000 – London’s most influential people 2015’ in the architects category, alongside other luminaries including Sir Terry Farrell, Herzog & de Meuron, Dame Zaha Hadid and Sir David Chipperfield.
‘Cycling fiend and behind-the-scenes power broker between London’s architects and developers, Duracell bunny Murray has a long reach’, began the piece. Murray was cited as running the NLA, ‘the increasingly influential central London exhibition and conference centre on Store Street where the capital’s future is debated, alongside his fingers in ‘many another meaty pie’ including the Architecture Club and revived London Society. Other notable names in the list included David Adjaye, AHMM’s Simon Allford, Allies and Morrison’s Graham Morrison and practices such as Stanton Williams, O’Donnell + Tuomey and Witherford Watson Mann.
David Taylor, Editor, New London Quarterly