Key Facts

Location London
Architect David Chipperfield Architects

The Project

The Royal Academy of Arts, established in 1768 to give artists a platform to pursue a career in art, was to be redeveloped in time for its 250th anniversary. The goal was to transform Britain’s historical foremost artist-led institution to improve the visitor's experience across the site.

The project united and revitalised a two-acre site, creating new public areas including exhibition spaces, a 300-seat lecture theatre, a new learning centre and a link bridge that provides a central route from Piccadilly to Mayfair.

Royal Academy of Arts Entrance

We provided complete project management services for the works. This meant ensuring none of the organisations operating on the site faced disruption to their ongoing activities.

Credit to David Chipperfield Architects and Rory Mulvey