Simon Foxell is an architect and Principal of The Architects Practice. In recent years the practice has worked with a large number of schools and local authorities, designing new facilities and advising on development programmes. Simon Foxell was lead design adviser to Birmingham City Council’s Transforming Education programme from 2007 to 2010.
He is co-ordinator for the industry think tank, the Edge, and has published widely on topics including professionalism and the social history of mapping. Books include: The professionals’ choice: the future of the built environment professions (2003), Starting a Practice: A Plan of Work (2006 & 2015), A Carbon Primer for the Built Environment (2014) and the bestselling Mapping London: making sense of the city (2007). His forthcoming book, Professionalism for the Built Environment, will be published by Routledge in 2018.