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Shortlist announced for design of RIBA's new offices at 76 Portland Place, London W1


14 November 2013

Press release contact:

Julia Davies
T: +44 (0)113 203 1490
E: julia.davies@riba.org

The shortlist is announced today for the selection of an architect-led team to design RIBA’s new administrative centre at 76 Portland Place, London, W1.  The new premises, just a couple of doors from the Institute’s Art Deco landmark building at 66 Portland Place, will be transformed to provide high-quality new office space that will be exemplary in its design, and environmental sustainability.

The six teams invited to proceed to the second stage of the selection process (in alphabetical order of the RIBA Chartered Practice leading the design team) are:

Ben Adams Architects Ltd

Moxon Architects

Piercy & Company London Ltd

shedkm Architects Ltd


Theis and Khan Architects Ltd  

RIBA President Stephen Hodder said:“We are delighted with the volume of interest our 76 Portland Place project has generated. The quality of the 32 submissions and the range of practices who have expressed their interest in working on the project is very impressive. The field was so strong, the Selection Panel decided to increase the number of shortlisted teams, from five to six. We look forward to the teams’ presentations later this month.”

The shortlisted teams will be interviewed by the Selection Panel in late November 2013, outlining their initial thoughts about their approach and vision for the project.

Notes to editors

1. The selection of an architect-led design team for 76 Portland Place has been managed by RIBA Competitions.  RIBA Competitions delivers variety, inspiration and value through expertly run design and architectural competitions.  For further details visit www.architecture.com/competitions

2. The shortlisting Selection Panel was Denise Bennetts (Bennetts Associates), Sasha Bhavan (RIBA Premises Committee, Knox Bhavan Architects LLP), Stephen Hodder (RIBA President, Hodder + Partners), Andy Munro (RIBA Chief Financial Officer) and Oliver Richards (Chair of the Project Board, ORMS Architecture Design), with Glenn Howells (Glenn Howells Architects) acting as the RIBA Architect Adviser. 



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