We are a group of architects that live and sometimes work in Walthamstow. We care about our local environment and the diverse community in which we live, and wish to see it grow and prosper in an inspirational yet thoughtful and sustainable way, with respect to it’s history and to all groups of people that live here.

Established in May 2013, the group is keen to influence design decisions in Walthamstow and promote well considered development; we want to demonstrate that there is a wealth of local resource that can assist these decisions in a constructive and professional manner.  We also consider that meaningful public participation in the planning process is vital, but there is very often a gap in the dissemination of information and consultation which we want to plug.

As AE17 we are not offering architectural services, and are a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation.  We are not linked to any political group, but we are affiliated to the RIBA East London Branch.

Members do not use AE17 to solicit commercial work and declare potential conflicts of interest.

If you would like us to keep in touch with you about future projects and development events taking place, please join our mailing list.  Alternatively keep an eye on our blog here, and Twitter feed.


We meet once a month, revolving around various pubs. 2017 meetings are as follows:
Tuesday 29 January – AGM – Rose & Crown Red Room, 8pm.
Wednesday 22 February – Mirth, Marvel & Maude, 8pm.
Thursday 30 March – BAT Studio, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, 7.30pm.
Tuesday 25 April – Mirth, Marvel & Maude, 7.30pm
Wednesday 31 May – Mirth, Marvel & Maude, 7.30pm
Thursday 29 June – The Bell (garden, hopefully)
Tuesday 25 July
Wednesday 30 August
Thursday 28 September
Tuesday 31 October

Committee 2017
Chair: Jonathan Crossley
Co-chair: Roland Karthaus
Eva Aftab
Karen Averby
Jonathan Bainbridge
Oliver Bray
Jonty Craig
Fran Heathcote Sapey
Carol James
Nicola Jaques
Phil Nicolas
Max Plotnek
John Senior
Chris Smith
Akay Zorlu

If you’d like to know more or are keen to get involved, please drop us a line.