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 Professor Stephen Bayley HonFRIBA
Advisory Board The Duke of Richmond and Gordon / 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) / Lord Rees of Ludlow OM FRS HonFREng FMedSci / Sir Terry Farrell CBE RIBA FCSD RDI / Dr The Hon Tristram Hunt FRHistS / Stephen Barber / Trevor Osborne
Trustees Lady Nutting OBE / Dinah Casson CBE RDI / Paul Finch OBE HonFRIBA (Deputy Chairman) / Professor Simon May
Executive Director Robert Bargery
Our latest publications, Design Champion: the Twentieth Century Royal Fine Art Commission 1924-1999 and Decorating Parliament: Prince Albert and the first Royal Fine Art Commission 1841-1863, are now available to buy on Amazon.