Larry Botchway, POoR (Power Out of Restriction) Collective
Larry Botchway
POoR (Power Out of Restriction) Collective

Larry Botchway is an architect, lecturer and engagement enthusiast with experience in a variety of sectors. Recently being recognised as an RIBAJ Rising Star 2023, he has significant experience in placemaking, designing buildings and developing urban strategies, with particular experience working with public sector clients, across the UK, including Hackney Council, Southwark Council, Lambeth Council, Bexley Council and Basildon Council.

Larry is a co-founder of Power Out of Restriction (POoR) collective, he has been instrumental in platforming marginalised young people and community groups, encouraging them to recognise their design agency and inform their built environment. POoR are the 2023 winners of the London Design Festival Emerging Design medal. Having worked at We Made That, Haworth Tompkins Architects and Perpendicular Architecture, Botchway has notable experience working with cultural institutions, such as TATE, LW Theatres and London Theatre Company. He has experience working with artists and has collaborated with international research collectives such as Feral Atlas. Larry is on the board of trustees for School SOS, a Nomadic Not-For-Profit Critical Design School that seeks to challenge modes of delivering Higher Education in the UK.

Botchway is also an Associate of the Quality of Life Foundation which is an UK charity committed to improving people’s quality of life by changing the way the housing industry and government acquires, plans, designs builds and manages homes and neighbourhoods.