Ian Ritchie Architects

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New foyer to the Susie Sainsbury Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music

We are pleased to announce that works have recently completed on the new foyer to the Susie Sainsbury Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music.

The foyer space has been enhanced with new finishes on the walls and floor, new seating, additional lighting and a new illuminated display panel. The micro-perforated wood panelling on the walls ensures perfect acoustics whilst also referencing the original wood panelling in the Academy’s Board Room on the 1st floor. The new marble mosaic floor takes inspiration from the original 1911 mosaic in the entrance to the Duke’s Hall and consists of 648 individual ‘fans’, each one assembled from 282 hand-cut white Carrara marble tesserae, which were prefabricated and installed by London Mosaic.

In addition to architectural services, iRAL provided cost reports, obtained all tenders and project managed from inception to completion. The contractor was James Johnson & Co Ltd who provided all joinery works with lighting and electrical services provided by Push The Button, continuing our successful relationship with both companies from the Royal Academy of Music’s Theatre and new Recital Hall project, completed in Jan 2018.