Isabel Allen

Citizen Mag Editor-in-Chief

Isabel Allen was Editor of the Architects’ Journal from 1999-2007. She won numerous awards for journalism and editing and was a member of the jury for the Stirling Prize for four consecutive years. She left the AJ to launch HAB Housing with the broadcaster Kevin McCloud. HAB projects have won several awards for sustainability, landscape and architecture.

Between 2007 and 2010 she was Head of Communications for Design for London, Ken Livingstone’s Design and Architecture Unit, and the curator and co-curator of various national and international exhibitions on architecture, urbanism and the public realm. She is currently Creative Director of the London pavilion at the Seoul Biennale 2019. Isabel is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA.