We have been invited to undertake a feasibility study into transforming The Academy's Sir Jack Lyons Theatre which was opened in 1976. The Theatre, which currently seats 230, is used for opera, jazz and media music as well as some chamber music performances. The study will take place early in 2010.
Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (SCVA) at UEA in Norwich has appointed Ian Ritchie to oversee the last phase of the refurbishment. Ian was the project architect while working at Foster Associates until 1976. The centre opened in 1978, since when two further additions have been made to the building.
Ian Ritchie, along with Professor Andy McMillan, Professor Kathryn Findlay and the RIAS president David Dunbar judged Scotland's most prestigious architectural award, the Doolan Award, worth £25,000. The winner was the Small Animal Hospital, Glasgow, with the presentation taking place at the Scottish Parliament. Ian Ritchie gave a keynote lecture on "Innovation and Collaboration" at a symposium 'Architect & Engineer' in the context of the new Aalto University, Helsinki. Aalto University is created through a merger between the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Helsinki University of Technology, which will start operating on the 1st of January 2010.
Ian Ritchie gave a keynote lecture on "Innovation and Collaboration" at a symposium ´Architect & Engineer´ in the context of the new Aalto University, Helsinki. Aalto University is created through a merger between the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Helsinki University of Technology, which will start operating on the 1st of January 2010.
NLA Major London Issues exhibition is an evolving display including seminars, lectures and debates highlighting key issues facing London in 2009 with a monthly focus on the following 12 sectors; Energy, Public Realm, Housing, Conservation, Work Place, Education, Infrastructure, Healthcare, Water, Environment, Hotels and Retail.
The exhibition opened at the beginning of April 2009. Wood Lane Station will feature from June in the Infrastructure Sector, which will supported by specific events in October 2009.
The Building Centre
26 Store Street
London WC1E 7BT
We submitted our entry (1 of 14) for the Magdeburger Hafen competition in Hamburg for a project consisting of three buildings forming an urban block including a new headquarters for Greenpeace Germany, DesignXport, and housing. We collaborated with Max Fordham LLP, Ulrike Brandi Licht and with our 'sister' office in Hamburg, Jan Braker of blp Architekten to develop a new environmental office building typology.
Collaborating with our 'sister' office in Leipzig, we completed our submission for the Dresden Cultural Palace which consists of a new 1800 seat concert hall and a smaller one, together with a new library. This is housed in a listed early 60's building, for which the authorities wish to retain the facades and roofline.
We have been invited by Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester University and Chichester District Council to prepare a feasibility study to include the creation of an outdoor amphitheatre, and the refurbishment and additions to Oaklands Park House into a centre for theatre, leadership and research.
Following successful pre-planning presentations, Mountbrook have instructed us to proceed with the planning application of a 52,00m2 mixed-use development in Dublin. The design concept is an architecture of urban landscape which, while accepting the verticality of urban buildings, expands the idea of the flow of landscape through the site.
Ian will give an Annual Lecture in the 1200 seat Bovard Hall at the University of Southern California USC Arts & Humanities, School of Architecture on the 21st January at 7pm entitled 'This Land is OUR Land, Greening Architecture, Ethics and the Environment.' An illustrated on-line download will be available on our website from 26th January in the 'writings' section.
Ian will also lecture in Scotland at:
Gordon Talbot will give a lecture on the 26th March at Lincoln University.