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Liverpool University
Visiting Professor, Ian Ritchie, is at Liverpool University on 14th December attending final crits of 3rd year students.
Liverpool University
The Glass Supper
Ian Ritchie gave a keynote talk on the future of glass at the GLA City Hall, London, 7th December. to an invited international audience of leading glass manufacturers, processors, engineers and architects. The talk was entitled: ‘Looking at Glass through the eyes of Vitruvius’ and themed on glass entropy – resisting time’s impact on physical systems and the ephemeral qualities of architecture.
The Glass Supper
King’s Cross Canopy
Ian Ritchie Architects submitted a design to Argent for a new canopy in the proposed Cubitt Square, part of their King’s Cross regeneration. A further six teams were invited: Amanda Levete Architects, Asif Khan, Carmody Groarke Duggan Morris Architects, Jamie Fobert, and Niall McLaughlin.
King’s Cross Canopy
Bristol Old Vic
Ian Ritchie Architects have been shortlisted for the final phase of the Bristol Old Vic’s theatre transformation being led by Tom Morris and Emma Stenning.
Bristol Old Vic
Politecnico di Milano
"November Conferences" in the "Aula Rogers" at the Politecnico di Milano sponsored by the Sto Foundation Ian Ritchie gives the first lecture entitled ‘innovation’ on 8th November. This will be followed by lectures in November by Odile Decq, Patrik Schumacher and Benedetta Tagliabue
Politecnico di Milano
Liverpool University
Visiting Professor, Ian Ritchie, gives a lecture on ‘materials’ on 2nd November to undergraduate students.
Liverpool University
Walthamstow Cinema
Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd have been appointed to help create a restoration scheme for the Waltham Forest Cinema Trust (WFCT). WFCT are looking to reinstate the glory of the Walthamstow’s iconic Grade II* listed building, The Granada Cinema as a heritage asset and an entertainment and cinema venue. This will provide local residents and visitors with a high quality cultural venue, be a driver of economic regeneration for local businesses and offer a space for education and talent development. The Art Deco and Moorish building has seen The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jonny Cash and many others perform within its walls.
Walthamstow Cinema
Covent Garden
Ian Ritchie Architects have been appointed by Long Acre Estates to design a multi-million pound mixed use scheme within their Covent Garden Estate.
Covent Garden
RSC Courtyard Theatre Conversion
Planning permission was granted on 20th September by Stratford District Council for the conversion of The Courtyard Theatre. The conversion keeps the existing external envelope and auditorium internal structure to provide a new 300 seat studio theatre, two rehearsal rooms and wardrobe, with The Other Place providing an additional rehearsal room and public exhibition space. Rooflights and discreet windows will also be introduced into the building envelope to provide light and river views at the rehearsal room level. The theatre was originally built as a temporary structure with only 5 years planning permission granted in 2005, and then extended to 2012 for the Cultural Olympiad.
RSC Courtyard Theatre Conversion
Copper ArtBox Alive
Our Copper Artbox joined 19 others at the launch on 15th June in Trafalgar Square of ChildLine's BT ArtBox project to raise awareness and funds. The auction of 15 ArtBoxes took place at the National Portrait Gallery on July 18, with the remainder auctioned on ebay. The Copper Artbox was sold for £4,800.
Copper ArtBox Alive
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition

José Garrido, Karl Singporewala and Ian Ritchie all have works on show this year’s Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Ian Ritchie’s etching edition of ‘Study for a Chaise Longue after Lecadre’ sold out entirely.

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
BT ArtBox
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of ChildLine, BT today announced the launch of the BT ArtBox project – a new public art exhibition set to take over the capital this summer. Ian Ritchie Architects is among leading artists and designers from around the world have been invited to re-style the traditional red telephone box - a full-size, fibre-glass replica of the Sir Giles Gilbert Scott-designed original K6 telephone kiosk. They will be on display in high-profile locations around the capital between June 18 and July 16 before being auctioned off at a VIP Gala Auction at the National Portrait Gallery on July 18 to raise funds for BT’s long-time partner ChildLine. Esther Rantzen OBE, founder of ChildLine and patron of the BT ArtBox project.
BT ArtBox
The Spire of Dublin in the AJ Buildings Library
This week, Ian Ritchie Architects' Spire of Dublin is featured in the AJ's Building Library's free-to-view project page: AJ Buildings Library
The Spire of Dublin in the AJ Buildings Library
RSC Courtyard Theatre Transformation
Ian Ritchie Architects’ design to convert the 2006 RSC Courtyard Theatre to house the RSC’s New TOP (The Other Place), rehearsal rooms and wardrobe / public exhibition was featured in the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald today.
RSC Courtyard Theatre Transformation
Royal Docks, London
The GLA's LDA were planning to present at MIPIM on March 7th RoDMA’s strategic development proposals for the Royal Docks. These were prepared by Ian Ritchie Architects with Marina Projects.
Royal Docks, London
The Soho Theatre
The Soho Theatre Gala raised £100k on March 8th. The guests included Sir Tim Rice, Tim Mitchin writer of the Matilda Musical and Jeremy Clarkson.
The Soho Theatre
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
The demolition of the Windeyer Building is now complete and site enabling works are being carried out in preparation for the construction of the new Sainsbury Wellcome Centre in Howland Street.
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre
Royal Academy of Music
The Royal Academy of Music project of a transformed theatre and a new recital hall was granted planning permission and listed building consent by the Westminster City Council on 23rd of February – at the first attempt. The application was fully supported by the planning and heritage officers. The consultants working with us include WSP, King Shaw Associates, Fischer Dachs Associates, Arup Acoustics, EQ2 light and Equals.
Royal Academy of Music
Art & Design Academy, Liverpool
Ian Ritchie is giving a lecture ‘Innovation in Architecture’ on Monday 13 February at 6pm.
Art & Design Academy, Liverpool
Raasay
Ian Ritchie Architects have begun working on a cultural centre, 'Project Boswell', which will help revitalise the economy of a small community of 120 people on Raasay - an island covering 6,231 hectares just off Skye. It will be a visitor attraction as well as provide local social and employment benefits. The feasibility study will be completed in April 2012 and the cultural centre should open before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.
Raasay
Royal Academy of Music
The planning application has been submitted on behalf of the Royal Academy of Music for the transformation of its opera-theatre and for a new roof top recital hall.
Royal Academy of Music
Royal Docks London
Ian Ritchie Architects have won the RoDMA – LDA competition to work alongside Aspire and Marina Projects to create the Royal Docks Development Strategy. The three docks collectively form the largest enclosed docks in the world, with a water area of nearly 100 hectares and an overall estate of 450 hectares. Placed over central London the water area stretches at least from Oxford Circus to Bank. It acquired Special Enterprise Zone status in 2011.
Royal Docks London