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British Council of Offices
Ian Ritchie will be talking on Regeneration at the BCO Conference being held in Dublin on May 11th and 12th 2006. www.bco.org.uk
British Council of Offices
Woodberry Down

Ian Ritchie Architects designed a tower containing 100 apartments as their contribution to the successful mixed development bid by Berkeley Homes to regenerate Woodberry Down, Hackney.
www.berkeleyhomes.co.uk
www.hackney.gov.uk

Woodberry Down
RIBA Part III

Robin Cross and Lisa Silver both passed brilliantly the Part III exams.

RIBA Part III
Whitecity

October 21st 2005, Westfield, Multiplex and Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd agreed the following Press statement:

“As a result of changes in the ownership of The White City project, Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd are no longer involved with the main scheme of retail and leisure. They are continuing as architects for most of the new public transport elements and some external works of the White City project.”

Whitecity
Potters Fields, London

The design of the mixed-use development for Berkeley Homes received total support in the announcement from the ODPM’s office, which included an outstanding endorsement from the Inquiry Inspector, Mr Reid, in his report.

Potters Fields, London
RSC Courtyard Theatre

When the RSC Board decided to build a 1050 seat theatre last October, the challenge was to design it, obtain planning permission and build it within 16 months. It is on schedule to be completed in April 2006, and the new Courtyard Theatre enclosure is nearly complete, and interior works have commenced. The transformation of The Other Place theatre into the new foyer, booking office, bars, shop and theatre support spaces has also begun on site.

RSC Courtyard Theatre
Westminster Academy 4

ARK have received confirmation from the DfES that the Westminster City Acdemy 4 can now proceed to full design and Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd will be working closely with ARK, Arup structures (David Glover) and Arup services (Andy Sedgwick) and DL cost consultants (Rob Knight). www.arkonline.org

Westminster Academy 4
Design and Sustainability

The Publishing Group, Faenza, Italy, has organised an International Architecture Award for design and sustainability, titled “Innovative Architectures: Design and Sustainability”. Ian Ritchie has accepted to chair the jury which will take place in Faenza 20-21st January 2006.

The aim of the competition is to identify and reward the best architectural solutions incorporating one or several technological façade systems which suggest a holistic synthesis of design and intelligent technology. Completed projects by the competition deadline are eligible. There is also a student competition. Prizes total €10,000.

Design and Sustainability
Prix Compasso Volante, Paris 2005

Ian Ritchie will preside over the jury for the Prix Compasso Volante international student design competition between students at the schools of architecture in China - Tsinghua University, Beijing; South Korea - Hanyang University, Seoul; Italy - Milan Polytechnic and France - Lille, and Paris La Villette schools. The Award takes place in Paris, October 1st.

Prix Compasso Volante, Paris 2005
ARK
Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd have been selected as one of ARK’s ( Absolute Return for Kids) framework architects for future City Academy projects that ARK plan to build as part of the DfES programme. www.arkonline.org
ARK
The BA Festival of Science

The British Association of Science Week in 2005 takes place in Dublin (3-10 September). The BA Festival of Science is one of the UK’s biggest science festivals. It attracts 400 of the best scientists and science communicators from home and abroad who reveal the latest developments in research to a general audience.

Ian Ritchie will debate the relative values of design, marketing and engineering at Trinity college on 6th September.
www.the-ba.net/the-ba

The BA Festival of Science
Shakespeare Out of the Woods

Saturday September 24th 11.30am - 12.30pm
Homeless and confused, the characters in Shakespeare’s comedies are cast into a magical exile. If Shakespeare were writing now where would he make his characters run to? Join Theatre designer, Tom Piper, Architect, Ian Ritchie, Actor, Lia Williams and Adam Sampson, Director of Shelter to ask where the new realms of exile and mystery are? Hosted by RSC associate Director Dominic Cooke.
www.rsc.org.uk

Shakespeare Out of the Woods
Visiting Professors in Building Physics The Arup Foundation
The Ove Arup Foundation has initiated a new programme within a number of the UK’s top university engineering departments, by inviting their interest in appointing a Visiting Professor of Building Engineering Physics.
Visiting Professors in Building Physics The Arup Foundation
Dublin Courts

The Irish Courts Consortium, in which Ian Ritchie Architects are lead design consultant, have been selected as one of three PFI consortia to prepare proposals for Ireland’s new Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin.

Dublin Courts
George Wimpey

George Wimpey (www.georgewimpey.co.uk) have engaged Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd to design a new residential scheme for an 800m long Thames riverside site.

George Wimpey
RA Summer Exhibition

The theme of this year’s exhibition is “multiples”.
3 new etchings by Ian Ritchie - RSC Courtyard Theatre, Rocket Junction, Liverpool, and France-Japan Monument are exhibited. Also on show is a specially commissioned large, illuminated model of the Leipzig Glass Hall which was designed in 1992 and completed in 1995. It is the largest glass hall in the world - it is a vault of suspended colourless glass 275m long, 80m wide and nearly 30m high. It has a few elements that are repeated thousands of times.

The 96pp colour publication (1997) by Ellipsis: The Biggest Glass Hall in the World, written by Ian Ritchie with an introduction by Ingerid Helsing Almaas will be available at Royal Academy shop during the exhibition.

RA Summer Exhibition
RSC Courtyard Theatre

Site construction begins on the temporary theatre for the RSC.
It will have 1040 seats, and be completed in Spring 2006 in time for the RSC’s ambitious festival of the complete works of Shakespeare.

RSC Courtyard Theatre
Istanbul Lecture

At the invitation of the Building Information Centre, Istanbul, Ian Ritchie will give a lecture on 27th April in Istanbul entitled Design and Innovation.

Istanbul Lecture
Moscow Lecture

At the invitation of EDAS kirpichev, Moscow, Ian Ritchie will give a lecture on 11th April in Moscow entitled ethics, Design and Innovation.

Moscow Lecture
West London Line Station

The new Network Rail station at Shepherds Bush begins construction.

Representatives of Westfield, Network Rail, Silverlink and the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea along with the design team of Ian Ritchie Architects, Waterman Burrow Crocker and Rail Project managers Symonds attended a launch event at Whitecity on April 13th 2005.

West London Line Station
The Courtyard Theatre – the RSC’s temporary Stratford home
The RSC today named the temporary theatre that will be home to the RSC’s main ensemble during the transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
The Courtyard Theatre – the RSC’s temporary Stratford home
Ian Ritchie: Architects Council of Europe representative on ECTP

Ian Ritchie appointed as Architects Council of Europe representative on the European Construction Technology Platform, High Level Group.

Ian Ritchie: Architects Council of Europe representative on ECTP
Moscow lecture in April

Ian Ritchie will be giving a lecture at the EDAS Moscow Postgraduate School of Architecture on 8 April 2005.
www.ikp.ru/eng/247/

Moscow lecture in April
Istanbul Lecture in April at The Building Information Centre
The Building Information Centre has invited Ian Ritchie to lecture in Istanbul on 28 April 2005. The Building Information Centre is an information centre which has served the construction sector for 37 years by forming a common platform for the industry; and is a unique media group which organises construction fairs, meetings and symposiums, publishes technical journals and periodicals and produces professional information. These lectures generally attract a 750+ audience of architects and students. www.yem.net
Istanbul Lecture in April at The Building Information Centre
Ian Ritchie RA: Design Ethics and Innovation

Ian Ritchie RA, the Royal Academy’s Professor of Architecture, explores and challenges the meanings of some of the complex and contradictory issues that confront designers today such as progress, consumerism and sustainability. He will include examples of how his architecture and ideas attempt to focus these issues through the physical and ephemeral materials with which the architecture is made.
Geological Society, Piccadilly, W1. Monday 31 January, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Ian Ritchie RA: Design Ethics and Innovation