Ian Ritchie Architects

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Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art - glass access towers

Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd is a leading British architectural and design practice, based in London and led by its founder Ian Ritchie.[1] The practice has received global recognition for their work. Recently completed projects include the RIBA Award-winning Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall for the Royal Academy of Music[2] and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University College London.[3]

Previous work of note includes the American Institute of Architects Award-winning Royal Shakespeare Company Courtyard Theatre,[4] the Leipzig Trade Fair Messe Glass Hall which was awarded German Building of the Year,[5] the Spire of Dublin which was shortlisted for both the RIBA Stirling Prize and EU Mies van der Rohe Award,[6][7] and their RIBA Award-winning Terrasson Greenhouse[8] and London Regatta Centre,[9]


Ian Ritchie CBE RA [1] founded Ian Ritchie Architects in 1981. The practice has a reputation for delivering designs that are consistently cutting-edge in terms of techniques and materials, inventiveness, imaginatively conceived details, and an integration of architecture, engineering, and manufacturing.[10] The practice became renowned in the 1990s for their glass structures, material/technical innovation and intelligent environmental and sustainable design.[11]

The practice has received considerable national and international recognition and over 80 national and international awards and nominations. It has twice been shortlisted for the European Mies Van der Rohe Award[12] and on four occasions for the RIBA Stirling Prize:[1] for the Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform (1998),[13] the TR2 Production Centre at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth (2003),[14] the Spire of Dublin (2004)[7] and the RSC Courtyard Theatre (2007).[15]

Other awards include the Iritecna Prize for Europe;[1] Eric Lyons Memorial Award for European Housing;[15] Commonwealth Association of Architects Robert Matthew Award for Innovation and the Advancement of Architecture;[16] IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) Outstanding Structure Award for the Leipzig Glass Hall;[17] and UK Design Council Millennium Product Awards for the 'f' EDF VHV Pylons and Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform.[15]

In the UK the practice's work has been exhibited at the ICA, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, and the RIBA.[1] Internationally it has been shown in Tokyo, New York, São Paulo, Moscow, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin, Copenhagen, and the Paris and Venice Biennales.[1]

Notable works[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]


See also[edit]

Ian Ritchie (Architect)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Ian Ritchie RA". The Royal Academy of Arts. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.ribaj.com/buildings/regional-awards-2018-royal-academy-of-music-the-susie-sainsbury-theatre-and-angela-burgess-recital-hall-marylebone-ian-ritchie-architects
  3. ^ http://www.demagazine.co.uk/architecture/new-home-for-leading-neuroscientists
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2017-03-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b "Leipzig Messe". Leipzig Messe. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  6. ^ https://miesbcn.com/prize/
  7. ^ a b https://publicart.ie/main/directory/directory/view/the-spire-of-dublin/72ac1d1fb30fe9ab6ccec89083ee32a7/
  8. ^ a b "Terrasson". Ian Ritchie Architects. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  9. ^ a b "London Regatta". Ian Ritchie Architects. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.designersandbooks.com/designer/bio/ian-ritchie
  11. ^ https://www.e-architect.co.uk/architects/ian-ritchie
  12. ^ https://www.miesarch.com/archive?search=ian+ritchie
  13. ^ a b "Concert Platform". Ian Ritchie Architects. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  14. ^ http://www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk/projects/plymouth/
  15. ^ a b c "Awards". Ian Ritchie Architects. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  16. ^ http://www.comarchitect.org/the-robert-matthew-award/
  17. ^ http://www.iabse.org/IABSE/IABSE_Association/Awards/Outstanding_Structure/IABSE/association/Award_files/Outstanding_Structure_Award/OStrA.aspx?hkey=defe5ff2-38ec-4950-a2c4-22dc033bd775
  18. ^ https://www.architecture.com/awards-and-competitions-landing-page/awards/riba-regional-awards/riba-london-award-winners/2018/royal-academy-of-music-susie-sainsbury-theatre-angela-burgess-recital-hall
  19. ^ https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/May2012/17052012-Sainsbury-Wellcome-Centre-contractor-appointment-building-work
  20. ^ https://www.rsc.org.uk/press/releases/the-other-place-reopens
  21. ^ https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/press-releases/2008/october/new-wood-lane-underground-station-opens
  22. ^ http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/1489
  23. ^ https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/home/working-details-production-centre-theatre-royal-plymouth-ian-ritchie-architects/143005.article
  24. ^ http://www.agraar.com/residential
  25. ^ http://modernarchitecturelondon.com/buildings/lu-bermondsey.php
  26. ^ http://www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk/projects/ecology/
  27. ^ http://www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk/projects/stockley_park/
  28. ^ http://www.ianritchiearchitects.co.uk/projects/roy_square/
  29. ^ 7. http://www.ajbuildingslibrary.co.uk/projects/display/id/5146
  30. ^ http://facadesconfidential.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/louvre-pyramids-revisited.html
  31. ^ http://www.museoreinasofia.es/en/museum/history

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