Royal Academy of Music, renovation by Ian Ritchie Architectes

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Architects
Ian Ritchie Architectes
Client
Royal Academy of Music
Dates
Completion.- January 2018
Area
3,159.00 sqm
Contractor company
Geoffrey Osborne Ltd
Consultants
Structural Engineers.- WSP Environmental / M&E Engineers.- Atelier Ten Acoustic Engineers.- Arup Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant.- Equals Lighting Design.- Ulrike Brandi Licht Project Management.- RISE Management Consulting Access Consultant.- Centre for Accessible Environments Fire Engineering.- WSP Fire Theatre Consultant.- Fisher Dachs Associates Approved Inspector.- AIS CDM Advisor.- Integrated Designs And Solutions Ltd

Ian Ritchie Architects

Ian Ritchie, architect for the School of Architecture at John Moores University in Liverpool in 1968. He did Urban Studies for a year in Oita-Osaka, Japan and graduated with a Diploma in Architecture with Distinction from PCL in London (1972).

In 1981 he established his own studio in London, Ian Ritchie Architects (iRAL), and co-founded the design engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) with Peter Rice and Martin Francis in Paris. Previously, he worked as a consultant at Arup in the Lightweight Structures Group of Peter Rice, after having created Chrysalis Architects London with Alan Stanton and Mike Davies. He also collaborated with Peter Rice on the Shelterspan system and taught at the Architectural Association. Ritchie left RFR in 1990 and went on to a series of consulting and teaching functions along with his work at Ian Ritchie Architects, giving regular lectures on topics such as art, urbanism and regeneration in places around the world.

During his career he has been awarded multiple awards, including a CBE in 2000, and was elected a real academic in 1998 and an architecture professor in RA schools in 2004. The firm has received more than 60 national and international nominations and awards. Presented four times for the RIBA Stirling Prize and the Mies Van der Rohe Prize. He was also the first foreign architect to receive the Great Silver Innovation Medal from the Architecture Academy of France.

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