Isabelle Priest (1987) was born in rural Cambridgeshire and found a particular fondness for contemporary architecture as it provided such a different model to what was immediately available to her – East Anglian vernacular, Vanburgh, even Robert Adam. The first memorable experience of this interest began with one of the first Modernist houses in Britain, New Ways (1925-1926), by Peter Behrens in Northampton. Since then, Isabelle has studied architecture at The Bartlett, UCL (UK), but is now focusing on architectural history, research and writing. Having worked in Amsterdam at A10 last summer, Isabelle is now a correspondent for the magazine, a freelance writer and the web editor for Architecture Today. She is currently also studying on an AHRC-funded place for a Masters in Architectural History, again at The Bartlett.