Julian Lewis


Julian is co-founder and director of East and is an architect with extensive experience of developing ideas, design and research as well as project implementation on a wide range of building, landscape and urban design projects. He is interested in how places influence architecture and the designed public realm, and what role architecture can have in cities.

Julian is a member of the Newham Design Review Panel, and the Harrow Design Review Panel, and he has been teaching and lecturing since 1992, having held a Diploma Unit teaching post at London Metropolitan University for 13 years. Julian was invited by Valentin Bearth as visiting professor at the school of architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland, and taught there from 2009 to 2011.

Julian is an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham Department of Architecture and Built Environment, and has been invited to act as external examiner at the University of Cambridge Department of Architecture. 

Julian is regularly invited to lecture on the work of East, including as keynote speaker at TU Delft, Sheffield Hallam, the CASS, London, ArcSoc (Cambridge), Nottingham, and was keynote speaker for the exhibition a Good City Has Industry, at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, in 2016.

Julian is Visiting Critic for the Mayors’ Project Review Panel, and is one of the Mayors’ Design Advocates.