Ian Ritchie Architects / UK
Ian Ritchie CBE RA is director of Ian Ritchie Architects, poet, writer, artist, Royal Academician and member of the Akademie der Künste. He also founded the design engineering practice of Rice Francis Ritchie in Paris in 1981. He is Special Visiting Professor at Liverpool University and advises The Ove Arup Foundation, Backstage Trust and is a former Governor of the RSC. He has chaired many international juries including the RIBA Stirling Prize, and has received two international innovation Awards - Robert Matthew Commonwealth Award and the Académie d'Architecture Grand Silver Medal. His practice has won more than 70 national and international awards, and recently completed the Royal Academy of Music’s new Theatre and Recital Hall, and the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL, which received two European architectural awards and was the 2016 British Construction Industry’s major project winner. His art is held in several international museums, and he has had several books published, including poetry. AWARDS: 2018: German Design Award Excellent Communications Design - Architecture / 2017: Constructing Excellence Awards – Building of the Year (London & South East), Winner / 2017: WAF Awards: Mixed-use Completed Buildings & Best Use of Colour Prize, Finalist / 2017: Building Magazine - Project of the Year, Finalist / 2017: RICS Awards (London) Project of the Year, Winner / 2016: LEAF Awards, Overall Winner / 2016: LEAF Awards Best Façade Design and Engineering, Winner / 2016: BCI Awards Major Building Project of the Year (over £50m), Winner. Chair of international juries, including the Stirling Prize / Poet / Artist / Author / RIBA Award - Winner / American Institute of Architects Award - Winner / The first foreign architect to receive the French Academie d’Architecture Grand Silver Medal for Innovation / Special Visiting Professor at Liverpool University.