Alistair Napier

Architectural Assistant Part II

Alistair joined Hutchinson & Partners in August 2020, having completed his MA in Architecture at the Royal College of Art.

At the RCA, he explored the relationship of architectural tectonic and its ability to express certain societal values. His thesis project examined the lightweight architecture of British National Exhibitions, primarily the Great Exhibition and the Festival of Britain, to inform and propose a contemporary government department named the Ministry of English Culture and Sport. The project took a post-imperial approach, critical of the imperial nostalgia and exceptionalism surrounding those exhibitions, whilst also celebrating contemporary under-represented cultures to foster a more inclusive English identity. Through the design and research collective MISC he set up with friends at the RCA, Alistair continues to expand on his interests in architecture, culture and community through the use of new media.

Prior to his MA, Alistair completed his undergraduate degree at Central Saint Martins, and has most recently worked at Stanton Williams as part of the design team for the new UCL East Marshgate campus.