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Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd


Ian Ritchie is director of Ian Ritchie Architects, Royal Academician and elected member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. He is a member of The International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, Fellow Society of Façade Engineering, Special Visiting Professor at Architecture Liverpool University and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His practices have realised and contributed to major new architectural and engineering works throughout Europe, including the Louvre Sculpture Courts and Pyramids, and La Villette Cité des Sciences in Paris, the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid, the Leipzig Messe Glass Hall, the Jubilee Line Extension and International Regatta Centre in London, The Spire in Dublin, the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Company Courtyard Theatre into The Other Place, Stratford upon Avon and the multiple award-winning Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL.

Ian has acted as design master planner for national institutions - the Natural History Museum, The British Museum and The Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, and for city centre sites in London, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as conceiving and designing international exhibitions for major European galleries.

He advises The Ove Arup Foundation, the Dean of Architecture at the University of Greenwich and the Backstage Trust. Recently he was advisor to the Director of the Centre for Urban Science and Progress NYU and the President of Columbia University on the Manhattanville masterplan. He has chaired many international juries including RIBA Stirling Prize. His practice has received more than 70 national and international awards and shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize on four occasions, and for the European Mies van der Rohe Prize.

Working throughout Europe, current projects include three Covent Garden mixed-use developments, a musical-opera theatre and a recital hall for the Royal Academy of Music, and a heritage-commercial development in Malta. He has written several books, and Ian’s art is held in several international galleries and museums.

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