From our London base we proactively publicise architecture, celebrating contemporary projects of lasting quality


From left: Claire Curtice, Jill Borten, Rachel Ball. Photo © Mark Cocksedge

Founded in 2006 we are committed to celebrating the social value of high-quality contextual architecture, particularly in cities. Our clients share a desire to make the world a better place through design with lasting value. Their projects are consistently worthy of ongoing media interest because they present a strong social agenda, and enduring design.

Our approach to publicity through project led campaigns is thoughtfully personalised. We achieve optimum results when clients fully trust our working methodology. Equally they understand that campaigns are delivered at pace as part of a wider strategy which evolves over time.

Open to new ideas, sharing enthusiasm, intelligence and integrity, our clients stay with us for years

We spark dialogues between our clients, journalists, and industry experts


Murray Kerr, Denizen Works

We were keen to work with Claire Curtice Publicists for some time, and Floating Church, a significant project in the studio, presented the perfect opportunity to commission a one-off publicity campaign. Despite the constraints and uncertainties of the lockdown resulting from the pandemic, I think it would be fair to say that their careful planning and co-ordination with a complex client has led to international recognition for the Floating Church and our practice, far exceeding our expectations. We look forward to completing our next project of comparative importance so we can collaborate again.

Roddy Langmuir, Cullinan Studio

Claire and her team cut right to the chase with us, focussing brilliantly on project specific PR. We have had a lot of success with this approach and look forward to our next steps together.

Thomas Bryans, IF_DO

Claire Curtice Publicists supported IF_DO through our formative years. When we first began working with them, we had little more than ambition and a few small projects. When we won the competition for the Dulwich Pavilion in 2017, they were there to offer the support and advice that we needed to make the most of such an incredible opportunity. Our profile increased significantly from that point onwards, and Claire and her team were invaluable in helping us to position the practice to help win the type of work that we wanted.

Neil Murphy, TOWN

Claire, Jill and team did a superb job raising awareness of and interest in TOWN’s debut project, Marmalade Lane Cohousing, Cambridge, and of the role a well-intentioned developer with a commitment to good design plays in getting such worthwhile projects built. Exceptionally good at finding the right angle for the particular audience, they played an integral role in helping us communicate not just our work but our worldview – and, in doing, breaking down some of the language barriers that otherwise seem to exist between architecture and development. They are hardworking, imaginative and have great attention to detail – traits that align well with the best in design and development.

Meredith Bowles, Mole Architects

Claire and her team have been exceptional in their ability to turn our projects into stories, and connecting us to journalists and publications that have extended our reach. Claire is tenacious, efficient, and demanding, and treats her role with the same focus and attention that we do as architects. Working with Claire has been enormously helpful, not just to extend our publicity, but in thinking harder about who we are, and where we’re going.

Hugh Broughton, Hugh Broughton Architects

Claire Curtice Publicists has become an integral part of our business over the last six years and has significantly raised the profile of our practice with great creativity and energy. They have helped us to win numerous international awards and secured unparalleled coverage of our designs for Halley VI Antarctic Research Station across the globe in every medium from TV to radio from international publications to the technical press. Alongside work with the press, they have also helped to organise Hugh's lecture tours in the USA and talks in the UK which have added real gravitas to our credentials. As our company has grown this has been a crucial relationship in the ongoing success of our practice.

Roger Zogolovitch, Solidspace

Working with Claire Curtice Publicists is a rare pleasure. She and her team bring an enthusiasm and intelligence to the complex worlds of public relations. I like the straightforward title of ‘publicist’ and find it refreshing to work with a team that shares our passion with our work and helps us so well to communicate to a wider public and press. It has been a most rewarding experience over the past four years.

Luke Tozer, Pitman Tozer Architects

They are discerning and ‘plugged in’ to the architectural scene in a way that shows they understand and value architecture as well as architectural publicity. It is a testament to their professionalism and dedication that they are able to keep apace with the changing nature of architectural publications in traditional and new media.

Tony Fretton, Tony Fretton Architects

Claire Curtice Publicists is probably the most talented young British publicist of architects. The practice is small and responsive, staffed by bright minds, who are always there for their clients. They are discreet, with great social skills and a network of respected journals and writers. Their range is excellent, from managing our presence in the Venice Biennale in 2008 and 2010 to interfacing with publishers of monographs. Practices lucky enough to be represented by them find that their public profile grows very quickly.

Monica von Schmalensee, White Arkitekter

Through her wide industry network and genuine care for our brand, Claire has been a safe, smart and credible communications partner. With a steady hand, she has guided us in the right direction, both in terms of strategically connecting us with the right people and generating high-impact press coverage.

Our small team is close-knit and forward thinking

The Team

We each bring our own knowledge and experience in the architectural, arts and cultural sectors and have a collective appetite to expand our horizons.

Claire Curtice
Founder and Director

Claire, widely travelled with over 18 years’ experience in strategic communications, publicity management and curatorial expertise, is impassioned by architecture. She founded Claire Curtice Publicists in 2006 following positions at The Architecture Foundation and a visual arts consultancy. She has led campaigns across many architectural sectors, building reputation, profile, networks and relationships for a range of clients in the UK and Europe. From 2005-2012, she was founding co-curator of an original events series, atabrahams, which explored the commercial application of creativity. Her studies include an MA in History of Art, from Glasgow University. She is a Fellow of the RSA.

Jill Borten

Jill’s professional and academic trajectory started in the USA. It has taken her to Japan, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK. When she joined Claire Curtice Publicists in 2013, her diverse experience brought a broader international dimension to the business. Previous roles have involved working for the Brooklyn Museum, Jerwood Space, The Architecture Foundation and Boston Society of Architects (AIA). Her studies at Columbia University in New York led to an MA at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.

Rachel Ball
Studio Manager

Rachel has significant commercial experience in art gallery management and arts administration. She spent over 12 years at the Hart Gallery, Islington, London where she managed sales, artists, client relationships, catalogue production and programmed exhibition openings and set up art fairs. With a degree in art history from the University of Nottingham, Rachel also holds an ABE Certificate in Business Administration. She ensures the smooth and efficient running of the studio, by providing administrative support.

We publicise projects which have an ambition to improve cities, from the street to policy level