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SWC Annual Lecture
The inaugural SWC Annual Lecture on 7th December was delivered by the naturalist Sir David Attenborough and focused on the aesthetic sensation in birds.
SWC Annual Lecture
Ian Ritchie on Patrik Schumacher
Patrik Schumacher’s WAF speech revealed him as an apologist for the politics of disposability, with no respect for the registers of care, compassion, and democratic vision, says Ian Ritchie
Ian Ritchie on Patrik Schumacher
Ritchie on Glass Futures – Pilkington NSG Study
Ian Ritchie will be giving the keynote talk on glass futures at the publication launch of The Pilkington Study on 29th November at the Goldsmith Centre London. It is based on a survey conducted by Coleman Parkes Research into the future use of glass by architects and specifiers. It also reveals the optimism/pessimism of the Brexit vote upon their future workload.
Ritchie on Glass Futures – Pilkington NSG Study
Ritchie and Pearman on Utopia
In the Winter edition of the RA Magazine, Ian Ritchie makes the case for utopian visions, and Hugh Pearman, editor of the RIBA Journal, presents an opposing view.
Ritchie and Pearman on Utopia
TEDx Talk: Learning In & Learning From: Ideas on the move by Tania Oramas
On 5th November, TEDx University of Macedonia is hosting one of its annual events under the theme ‘Gravity of Thoughts’. As part of the event, our Tania Oramas will give a talk ‘Learning In & Learning From: Ideas on the move’.
TEDx Talk: Learning In & Learning From: Ideas on the move by Tania Oramas
Sinan at WAF
Turkishceramics is showing a Sinan Exhibition at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin. As a contributor to the AJ's ‘Sinan: The First Starchitect’, Ian Ritchie has been invited to talk at their Sinan seminar which will take place in the afternoon of 17th November.
Sinan at WAF
SWC LEAF Awards Winner
iRAL are delighted that the SWC is the 2016 Overall Winner of the Leading European Architecture Forum (LEAF) Awards and also wins the LEAF Façade Design & Engineering Award.  
SWC LEAF Awards Winner
SWC BCI Award Winner
The judges comment: "Poetic and pragmatic, a very worthy winner" - iRAL is proud to celebrate the 2016 BCI Major Building of the Year Award (over £50m) with all those involved.
SWC BCI Award Winner
Article 25 – 10 x 10 Drawing the City, London
Since 2011 Article 25 have held an auction each year of artwork by architects capturing an aspect of London. Brixton is the area chosen this year, and Ian Ritchie has submitted an inking 28cm x 38cm entitled 'Courtesan Brixton'.
Article 25 – 10 x 10 Drawing the City, London
Volkwin Marg Aedes Gallery Berlin
Volkwin Marg, gmp architekten, is celebrating his 80th birthday with an exhibition at the Aedes Gallery, Berlin. Ian Ritchie is delighted to give a talk at the opening on 21st October.
Volkwin Marg Aedes Gallery Berlin
Edinburgh Urban Futures
On 26th October Ian Ritchie will deliver the inaugural talk in a programme created by Edinburgh Architectural Association to look 25-50 years ahead into Edinburgh’s future.
Edinburgh Urban Futures
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre – WAF awards shortlist
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has been shortlisted in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards in the Higher Education and Research - Completed Buildings category.
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre – WAF awards shortlist
SWC & RSC The Other Place – LEAF awards shortlist
Ian Ritchie Architects are pleased to have two projects shortlisted in this year’s LEAF awards.
SWC & RSC The Other Place – LEAF awards shortlist
The RA LEGO Architecture Challenge, 19 June 2016
Ian Ritchie will be judging the RA LEGO Architecture Challenge
The RA LEGO Architecture Challenge, 19 June 2016
UNBUILT with Ian Ritchie RA, 17 June 2016
Ian Ritchie RA discusses this year’s RA Summer Exhibition Architecture Gallery’s theme
UNBUILT with Ian Ritchie RA, 17 June 2016
Glasstec Conference – 21 September 2016, Düsseldorf
Ian Ritchie will be speaking at the international architecture congress ‘Contrasts – New Architecture with Glass’ on 21 September at the Glasstec International Trade Fair (20-23 September 2016) in Düsseldorf.
Glasstec Conference – 21 September 2016, Düsseldorf
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016
José Garrido and Karl Singporewala have works exhibited at this year's show.
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016
Redevelopment of Dylon International Site
Phase 1 of the Dylon international site mixed use development including 223 residential units in the London Borough of Bromley is now on site.
Redevelopment of Dylon International Site
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre – BCI awards finalist
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has been selected as a finalist in the Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m) category of the 2016 British Construction Industry Awards
Sainsbury Wellcome Centre – BCI awards finalist
SWC Inaugural Science Evening
Prof. John O'Keefe FRS, Nobel Laureate, hosted the inaugural science evening at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.
SWC Inaugural Science Evening
Poppies: Weeping Window
Tower of London Weeping Window poppies by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper are on display in Orkney at St Magnus Cathedral until 12 June 2016.
Poppies: Weeping Window
Sinan: The First Starchitect exhibition, Building Centre
Sinan: The First Starchitect exhibition at the Building Centre will run until 10 June 2016 featuring the work of Ian Ritchie Architects.
Sinan: The First Starchitect exhibition, Building Centre
RIAS Centenary International Convention 13-14 May 2016
Ian Ritchie will be speaking at the RIAS Centenary International Convention on the 14th May at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.  Download the speech here. 
RIAS Centenary International Convention 13-14 May 2016
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 – Architecture Gallery
This year the Architecture Gallery in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition has been jointly curated by Academicians Ian Ritchie and Louisa Hutton.
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016 – Architecture Gallery
Festival of Architecture 2016, Ideal Hut Show
The Festival is a major, year-long, Scotland-wide celebration led by The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland which brings architecture to life and is a key part of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.
Festival of Architecture 2016, Ideal Hut Show
RSC TOP new writing Festival
The RSC's first writing festival of dangerous and exciting new plays will take place in the new theatre from 27 July - 27 August.
RSC TOP new writing Festival
Sinan: The First Starchitect Book Launch 28/04/2016
Turkishceramics in collaboration with the Architects’ Journal will celebrate the launch of 'Sinan: The First Starchitect' at the Royal Academy of Arts tonight.
Sinan: The First Starchitect Book Launch 28/04/2016
SWC Building Celebration 28/04/2016
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre will be celebrated this evening with a party organised by the client and funders - UCL, the Wellcome Trust, and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Download Ian Ritchie's speech here.
SWC Building Celebration 28/04/2016
El Jicarito School in collaboration with Seeds of Learning
Tania has been collaborating with the NGO ‘Seeds of Learning’ to develop a design for an innovative and sustainable school for 27 children in the rural community of ‘El Jicarito’ (Nicaragua), and now they need help to make this happen. A crowd-funding campaign has been set up for your to help them reach their goal: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-jicarito-school#/.
El Jicarito School in collaboration with Seeds of Learning
Easter Rising Centenary
The Irish 1916 Easter Rising Centenary and those who died was commemorated in Dublin over Easter 2016.
Easter Rising Centenary
RIAS Centenary – Fellows’ Dinner
Ian Ritchie gave the after-dinner speech to the RIAS Fellows and guests at The Corinthian Club in Glasgow. Download the speech here
RIAS Centenary – Fellows’ Dinner
The Spire of Dublin celebrates St Patrick’s Day
The spirit and celebration of St Patrick's Day came to life through the Spire of Dublin.
The Spire of Dublin celebrates St Patrick’s Day
Old Royal Naval College Masterplan
Ian Ritchie Architects are collaborating with Fourth Street on the next phase of the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich masterplan project.
Old Royal Naval College Masterplan
RIBA London Awards
The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre has been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA London Awards.
RIBA London Awards
Royal Academy of Arts – Summer Exhibition
The Architecture Gallery in the Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition 2016 will be jointly curated by Professor Ian Ritchie RA and Louisa Hutton RA.
Royal Academy of Arts – Summer Exhibition
RSC new TOP handed over
BAM have successfully handed over the RSC's new TOP transformed from the much loved Courtyard Theatre, also designed by the practice.
RSC new TOP handed over
Architecture, Art & Neuroscience event at UCL – 2 February
2 February Think Space A forum for cross-disciplinary discussion and debate curated by Jeremy Melvin.
Architecture, Art & Neuroscience event at UCL – 2 February
IRAL LDoc partner
Ian Ritchie Architects is pleased to be a founding industry partner to LDoc - advancing design and dissolving boundaries.
IRAL LDoc partner
Star Wars
The Star Wars promotional team transformed The Spire of Dublin into a stunning blue Lightsaber to announce the arrival of the latest Star Wars film - The Force Awakens.  
Star Wars