See who we invited

We asked 90 people, ranging from eminent industry figures to architects, writers and practitioners of the visual arts to choose their most meaningful place. Each month we will unveil new names.

Spencer de Grey

President, Building Centre

Abercrombie Report
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Max Worsley

Global Head of Real Estate and Facilities

Ocean Infinity
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Richard Hill

Chairman, Building Centre

Battersea Power Station
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Klaus Bode

Environmental design

Angel of the North
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Catherine Croft

Director c20 society

Arnos Grove Underground
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Dame Darcey Bussell

President of the Royal Academy of Dance

Royal Academy of Dance
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Cameron Saul

Founder, Bottletop Foundation

Craft Central
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Owen Hopkins

Architectural writer/curator

No. 1 Poultry
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Kit Kemp

Founder and Creative Director, Firmdale Hotels

Ham Yard Hotel
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Nick Beech

Architectural historian/senior lecturer

Southbank Arts Centre
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Graphic artist and typographer

Probe Records
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Simon Inglis

Architectural historian

Wembley Arena
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Nicky and Robert Wilson

Art Collectors

Charles Jencks at Jupiter Artland
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Phil Baker


SIS/MI6 Building
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Dame Joanna Lumley


Maggie's Centre Leeds
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Bronwyn Williams-Ellis

Artist and Ceramicist

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Sir Antony Gormley


Apollo Pavilion
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Morley von Sternberg

Architectural photographer

Donnybrook & Holmes Road, the work of Peter Barber
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James Faulkner


The Glass Building
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Sir David Hare


National Theatre
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Debbie Wiseman


Royal Albert Hall
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Sir Paul Smith


Boots D10
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Sir Alistair Spalding

Artistic director/CEO of Sadlers Wells

Sadlers Wells
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Kit Martin

Architectural designer

Stanley Mills
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Ed Vaizey

Political commentator

Illuminated River
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Vanessa Norwood

Creative Director, Building Centre

Prospect Cottage
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Russ Kane

Writer and broadcaster

The Bridge Theatre
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Mark Robinson

Director, Living Architecture

Living Architecture
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Rupert Wheeler

Listed buildings architect

The Golden Heart
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Duncan Wilson

CEO, Historic England

Coventry Cathedral
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Lucy Cleland

Founding editor, Country & Townhouse

Hoover Building
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George Layton


Nottingham Playhouse
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Perminder Mann

CEO Bonnier Books

Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara
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Elizabeth McCrone

Director of Heritage, Historic Environment Scotland

The Laurieston Bar
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Jay Blades

Furniture restorer and eco designer

Landmark Hotel
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Dr Bob Joyce

Director Product Creation, Jaguar Land Rover

University of Leicester Engineering Building
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Marcus Binney

Architectural historian/author

Anchor Mills
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Wayne Hemingway


Royal Festival Hall
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Julian Lloyd Webber

Solo cellist/conductor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
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Kitty North


Salts Mill
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Kwame Kwei-Armah

Artistic director Young Vic

Young Vic
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Alan Powers


De La Warr Pavilion
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David Ogunmuyiwa


Three Galleries
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Peter Layton

Glass Artist

The Shard
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Alice Strang

Modern and Contemporary Art curator

Fountainbridge Library
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James Newton

Architectural Photographer

Vajrasana Buddhist Centre
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Chris Sands

Designer/Marketeer/Branding expert

The Piece Hall
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Sarah Wigglesworth


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Chris Wilkinson

Architect and co founder WilkinsonEyre

The Lloyds Building
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Greg Doran

Artistic director, Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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Colin Tweedy

CEO The Building Centre

St Catherine’s College
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