About

Materials Council are the specialists in the research, comparison and selection of materials for architectural applications.

We cater to creatives and manufacturers by supporting the architectural design process and facilitating the communication, implementation and development of architectural materials and new technologies.

Materials Council’s work is informed by extensive materials and manufacturing knowledge, a deep understanding of architectural applications, direct advisory experience to architects and a constant dialogue with manufacturers.

We aim to give architects and designers a greater physical appreciation of applied materialsResearch and library experts, we can lead you in the establishment of your own in-house materials sample library and provide the digital tools enabling its successful operation.

Through our curated exhibitions, lectures and workshops we aim to give architects and designers a greater physical appreciation of applied materials and improve their understanding of architectural themes and issues.

Materials Council was established by Ian Hunter and Brad Turner, former materials researchers at Foster + Partners architects, and founding partner Architonic.