Promoting design excellence in architecture and the built environment

The Royal Fine Art Commission Trust (registered charity 298201) was set up in 1987 as a complement to the Royal Fine Art Commission, the Government’s independent adviser on matters affecting public amenity and aesthetics in England and Wales. Over the past thirty years, the Trust has sought to promote visual awareness and public appreciation of high-quality design, for example through educational initiatives and an architecture award. Today it continues to advance its charitable objectives through commentary on design matters, by undertaking or commissioning relevant research and by partnering projects where its involvement can add value.

President Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM FRIBA FCSD RDI

Chairman Lord Palumbo of Walbrook (pictured above, introducing our first Lord St John of Fawsley Commemoration Lecture, delivered by Lord Foster of Thames Bank at Manchester Town Hall in November 2016).

Advisory Board   Dr Maria Balshaw CBE / Stephen Barber / Sir Terry Farrell CBE RIBA FCSD MRTPI / Dr The Hon Tristram Hunt FRHistS / Sir John Tusa

Trustees Stephen Bayley FRIBA / Sir Terence Conran CH FRIBA FCSD RDI / Sir Christopher Frayling / Lady Nutting OBE / Trevor Osborne / Lord Rees of Ludlow OM FRS HonFREng FMedSci

Executive Director Robert Bargery 

Our latest publication, Decorating Parliament: Prince Albert and the first Royal Fine Art Commission 1841-1863,  is now available to buy on Amazon (£10).