Stuart MacDonald

It is with great sadness that we heard that Stuart MacDonald has passed away. Stuart MacDonald as the first director of the Lighthouse, Centre for Architecture and Design in the City was instrumental in skilfully guiding the programme and management, through an at times challenging birth as an organisation. He maintained a focus on the power of design to shape our lives, through exhibitions, an energetic education programme, working with government bodies and building a broader community of support for design. He will be remembered for anchoring design as a significant contributor to our cultural wellbeing but crucially reinforcing its role in a healthy economy.