Ian Ritchie (architect)
|Born||24 June 1947|
|Alma mater||Liverpool John Moores University|
University of Westminster
|Practice||Ian Ritchie Architects|
Ian Ritchie CBE RA (born 24 June 1947 in Sussex) is a British architect, artist and author, who founded Ian Ritchie Architects in 1981. His projects include the RIBA Award-winning Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall for the Royal Academy of Music, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University College London, and the American Institute of Architects Award-winning Royal Shakespeare Company Courtyard Theatre. Ritchie was the first foreign architect to receive the French Academie d’Architecture Grand Silver Medal for Innovation.
Ritchie graduated from Liverpool John Moores University School of Architecture in 1968. He went on to research Urban Studies for a year in Oita-Osaka, Japan and graduated with a Diploma in Architecture with Distinction from PCL, London (now University of Westminster) in 1972. After working with Norman Foster (1972–76), Ritchie spent two years in France designing and constructing projects before joining Arup's Lightweight Structures Group (1978-81). In 1979, he founded Chrysalis Architects (1979-81) with Alan Stanton and Mike Davies. In 1981 he created Ian Ritchie Architects in London, and co-founded the design engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) with Peter Rice and Martin Francis in Paris. Before he left RFR in 1990, the practice had been responsible for major projects in Paris including the Bioclimatic Facades at La Villette Cité des Sciences and the Louvre Pyramids and Sculpture Courts with I M Pei. Alongside his work at Ian Ritchie Architects, Ritchie has held numerous public and professional appointments relating to his public policy interests in pan-disciplinary and environmentally intelligent design. He has acted in an advisory and teaching capacity to government, universities and charitable trusts, and regularly lectures on topics including art, urbanism and regeneration at venues worldwide. Among other accolades, Ritchie was awarded a CBE in 2000, and was elected a Royal Academician in 1998 and Professor of Architecture at the RA Schools in 2004. Ritchie (and Ian Ritchie Architects) have received over 80 national and international award nominations and have been shortlisted four times for the RIBA Stirling Prize and EU Mies Award. Ritchie is an elected member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
Major architectural projects
In 1999, Ian Ritchie Architects (alongside Scottish Homes and Thenew Housing Association) completed Scotland's Home of Tomorrow - new social housing for Glasgow's East End
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Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art
Louvre Museum Inverted Pyramid
Leipzig Messe Glass Hall
Crystal Palace Concert Platform
Jubilee Line Extension, Bermondsey Station
Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre (TR2)
RSC Courtyard Theatre
RSC The Other Place
Wood Lane Underground Station
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits & Behaviour, University College London
|Royal Academy of Music Susie Sainsbury Theatre and the Angela Burgess Recital Hall
Public and professional appointments (selected)
- Assessor, RIBA President's Medal & Regional Awards (1987–95)
- Architectural & Design Advisor, Natural History Museum, London (1991–95)
- Commissioner, Royal Fine Art Commission (1995–99)
- President, Europan UK (1997-2003)
- Commissioner, CABE (1999-01)[circular reference]
- Advisor to the Lord Chancellor (1999-2004)
- Education Advisor, The Ove Arup Foundation (2000–2018)
- Governor and Design Advisor to the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company (2001–2017)
- Design Masterplanner to the British Museum (2004–06)
- Member of the European Construction Technology Platform, High Level Group, Brussels (2005–08)
- Chair of RIBA Stirling Prize (2006)
- President's Manhattanville Advisor, Columbia University (2007–11)
- Advisor to Dean of School of Architecture, Design & Construction, University of Greenwich (2011–2018)
- Advisor to the Director Centre for Urban Science and Progress, New York University (2012–15)
- Theatre Advisor, Backstage Trust (2012–present)
Educational appointments (selected)
- Visiting Professor, Moscow School of Architecture (1992)
- Visiting Professor, Technical University, Vienna (1994–95)
- Special Professor, Leeds University School of Civil Engineering (2001–04)
- Professor of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts (2004–12)
- Special Professor, Liverpool University (2009–present)
Awards and honours (selected)
- Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (1987)
- Elected as Royal Academician (1998)
- Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) (2000)
- French Academie d’Architecture Grand Medaille d’Argent for Innovation (2000)
- Honorary Doctorate, University of Westminster (2000)
- Honorary Fellow, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (2009)
- Honorary Fellow, American Institute of Architects (2010)
- Fellow, Society of Façade Engineering (2012)
- Member, Academy of Arts, Berlin (2013)
- Honorary Member, Society of Czech Architects (2018)
- "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
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- "BBC Arts - BBC Arts - Best of British: Eight architectural treasures from RIBA awards". BBC. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
- Magazine, Wallpaper* (4 May 2016). "UCLâ€™s Sainsbury Wellcome Centre is a translucent experimental laboratory". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
- http://www.engineering-timelines.com/who/Rice_P/ricePeter7.asp // http://www.architectmagazine.com/business/ian-ritchies-new-memoir-explores-how-a-generation-of-british-architects-engineered-their-rise_o
- Powell, Kenneth. "Moving centre stage". Architects Journal. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
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- Brown, André (2001). The Engineer's Contribution to Contemporary Architecture: Peter Rice. London: Thomas Telford Publishing. pp. 61, 62, 67, 68, 69, 70. ISBN 0 7277 2770 2.
- "CONA Full Record". www.getty.edu. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- Fiero, Annette (2003). The Glass State: The Technology of the Spectacle Paris 1981-1998. Massachusetts, London: The MIT Press. pp. 153, 154. ISBN 9780262562218.
- Lomholt, Isabelle (11 February 2012). "Ian Ritchie Architects". e-architect. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
- Porteous, Colin (2005). Rebuilding Communities. Glasgow: Thenew Housing Association Ltd. pp. 14, 27. ISBN 0-9550542-0-6.
- "Leipzig Messe". Leipzig Messe. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- "Concert Stand".
- "Bermondsey Station".
- "Plymouth Theatre Royal Production Centre – TR2".
- "Iconic Architecture in Dublin:The Spire". Miesian Plaza. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- "RSC Courtyard Theatre". Ian Ritchie Architects. Archived from the original on 18 January 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
- "Wood Lane Station".
- "BCI Awards 2016 finalists".
- "Building Magazine Awards shortlist 2016".
- "LEAF Awards 2016 Winners". LEAF Awards. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
- "New London Architecture awards" (PDF).
- "Offsite Awards shortlist".
- "Offsite Awards". Archived from the original on 28 August 2016.
- "Surface Design Awards finalists announced" (PDF).
- "World Architecture News Facade Award longlist".
- "Royal Academy of Music - The Susie Sainsbury Theatre and The Angela Burgess Recital Hall". www.architecture.com. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
- "The Judges and the Judging Process". The RIBA. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
- "Ian Ritchie CV" (PDF). Brandi Institute. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "Ian Ritchie". Zillah Bell Gallery. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- "The American Institute of Architects – 2010 AIA Honorary Fellows – Ian Ritchie, Hon. FAIA, Awards". Aia.org. 2010.
- "The Society of Czech Architects".