Ian Ritchie

Ian Ritchie leads one of the world’s most thoughtful, innovative and influential contemporary collaborative architectural practices which has received over 100 national and international awards. Ian is a Royal Academician and elected member of the Akademie der Künste. He is Honorary Visiting Professor of Architecture Liverpool University; member of Politecnico di Milano Academic Board; Fellow of the Society of Façade Engineering; Emeritus Commissioner CABE and advises Backstage Trust. Recently he was advisor to The Ove Arup Foundation, the President of Columbia University, and to the Director of the Centre for Urban Science and Progress NYU. He has chaired many international juries including the RIBA Stirling Prize, the RIAS Doolan Award, Berlin Art Prize, Czech Architecture Grand Prix Jury and the French government’s 'Nouveaux Jeunes Albums'. He was a founder director of Rice Francis Ritchie, a design engineering practice based in Paris. He continues to lecture globally, has written many books, including poetry, and recently edited AD Neuro-Architecture published by Wiley. Ian’s art is held in several international galleries and museums.

Ian Ritchie sponsors the prize for best background research in BA3.

Theatre Auditorium

Royal Academy of Music Theatre © Adam Scott

Facade of building with open windows

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL © Grant Smith