Ian Ritchie Architects

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Ian Ritchie Architects Ltd is a leading British architectural practice, founded in London in 1981 by Ian Ritchie. Ritchie also co-founded the engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) with Peter Rice and Martin Francis in Paris in 1981.


The practice has received many national and international awards including the Iritecna Prize for Europe, Eric Lyons Memorial Award for European Housing, Commonwealth Association of Architects Award for Innovation and the Advancement of Architecture, IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) Millennium Outstanding Structure Award and UK Millennium Product Awards

The practice has also been short-listed on four occasions for the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform (1998), the TR2 Production Centre at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth (2003), the Spire of Dublin (2004) and the RSC Courtyard Theatre (2007).

The practice's work has been extensively exhibited including, in the UK - ICA, Tate Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, RIBA; and, internationally, in Tokyo, New York, São Paulo, Moscow, Vienna, Frankfurt, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris Biennale, Venice Biennale. Ian Ritchie's personal art work is in public collections at the Royal Academy, CARS Madrid, MAG Lodz.

Notable works

United Kingdom

  • RSC Courtyard Theatre, 2004
  • Wood Lane Underground Station, 1999
  • Theatre Royal Production Centre in Plymouth, 1997
  • Scotland’s Home of Tomorrow, Glasgow, 1997
  • Crystal Palace Park Concert Platform, 1996
  • London Regatta Centre, 1993
  • Bermondsey Underground Station, 1990
  • Ecology Gallery Natural History Museum, 1989
  • Stockley Park Offices, 1998
  • Roy Square – The Watergardens, 1987




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