Victoria Thornton OBE, HonFRIBA is an expert in architecture education and social value development, having established Open House/Open City 28 years ago pioneering creative architectural learning methodologies for adults and young people. She established My City Too!, Accelerate into University, Summer Architecture Academy, Adopt a School and Architecture in Schools.
Currently, Chair of new established Thornton Education Trust, President of the AA and Design Museum’s Built Environment and Learning Committee. She chaired or held positions in Open House Worldwide Network, RIBA Royal Gold Medal Jury; Irish Architecture Foundation Board; Women in Architecture Award Jury; Farrell Review Advisory Board.
Victoria is also the co-author of London’s Guide to Contemporary Architecture and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the RIBA, an Honorary MA from London Metropolitan University and an OBE for services to architecture and education.