Ian Ritchie CBE RA

“Ian Ritchie uses the interplay between words and images to distil into poems and aphorisms varied influences from technology, social concerns, history and context.

He then translates these into exquisite and delicate forms as etchings. Language is the common currency between them, and there is a remarkable concurrence between the elegant brushstrokes with which he depicts his architectural, sculptural and industrial design projects and their built reality, whether they are as richly simple as the Spire of Dublin, or as complex as the White City shopping complex in West London.” (Words taken from the Royal Academy website)


Visiting Professor, Moscow School of Architecture (1992)
Visiting Professor, Technical University, Vienna (1994–95)
Special Professor, Leeds University School of Civil Engineering (2001–04)
Professor of Architecture, Royal Academy of Arts (2004–12)
Special Professor, Liverpool University (2009–present)

Awards and Honours
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, (1987)
Elected as Royal Academician (1998)
Commander of the British Empire (CBE) (2000)
French Academie d’Architecture Grand Medaille d’Argent for Innovation (2000)[2]
Honorary Doctorate, University of Westminster (2000)
Honorary Fellow, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (2009)
Honorary Fellow, American Institute of Architects (2010)
Fellow, Society of Façade Engineering (2012)
Member, Akademie der Kunste (2013)

Ian Ritchie’s Art held in Public Collections
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, Madrid
Lodz Gallery, Poland
Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
Royal Collection Trust / Queen Elizabeth II