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What’s on Architecture for all Autumn 2011


Talks and debates


From exhibitions and talks to conferences and awards, the Royal Institute of British Architects celebrates and promotes the benefits of good architecture – past, present and future – through engagement with all.



Further activities




Autumn highlights • RIBA Stirling Prize 2011 • Talks: Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick, Richard Rogers, David Adjaye, Jan Gehl, Terry Farrell • Jencks Award 2011: Eric Owen Moss • Cities of Tomorrow Talks Series • The Golden Years of Art Deco Architecture exhibition • Forgotten Spaces 2011 Keep in touch Stay informed about our latest news and events by signing-up for our free monthly email newsletter at

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Join us for an engaging, topical and informative programme of talks and debates across the country

Talks and debates

Talks and debates

Talks in London: 66 Portland Place Stephen Lawrence Trust Memorial Lecture Zaha Hadid Tuesday 4 October, 18.30 The 11th Memorial Lecture, in honour of Stephen Lawrence, is delivered by Stirling Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and is chaired by RIBA President Angela Brady. Through her work around the world and her experiences in practice, Zaha reflects on design and diversity in an ever more competitive global market place. The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust advances social justice by creating opportunities for young people from black minority ethnic and white working class backgrounds in order that they realise their personal potential. Tickets £12/£10 concessions.

The Legacy of Postmodernism Sir Terry Farrell, Piers Gough, Sean Griffiths and others Tuesday 25 October, 18.30

Booking information All talks at 66 Portland Place £8.50/£5.50 unless otherwise stated. Advance booking essential at Alternatively leave a message on our recorded booking line 020 7307 3699.

Join a discussion looking at postmodernism and its lasting impact on architecture and design in the UK, including contributions from architects, designers and artists who led the postmodernist movement or responded to it. The event coincides with the V&A exhibition Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990. Far left Zaha Hadid Architects, MAXXI, National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome. Winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010. Photo: Iwan Baan Left Zaha Hadid. Photo: Steve Double Above Terry Farrell & Partners, TV-am Headquarters, London, 1983. Photo: Terry Farrell & Partners 3

Talks and debates

RIBA Lecture 2011 Thomas Heatherwick

Jencks Award 2011 Eric Owen Moss

In association with Sheffield Hallam University Tuesday 8 November, 18.30

Tuesday 6 December, 18.30

The annual RIBA Lecture gives an eminent non-architect the opportunity to explore a theme that challenges the architecture profession and stimulates wider debate. This year renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick considers the blurring of boundaries between design and architecture and poses the question ‘When does design become architecture?' Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art and Honorary Doctor of Sheffield Hallam University. Heatherwick Studio, established in 1994, has a team of over 60 people, with various backgrounds including architecture, product design, modelmaking, landscape design and fine art. His British Pavilion for the Shanghai Expo won the 2010 RIBA Lubetkin Prize.

This year’s Jencks Award winner Eric Owen Moss has, over 30 years, evolved a unique local grammar of architecture in Culver City, Los Angeles. Here he has created a modern vernacular that is at once creative, critical and evocative – showing a commitment to place and character that is rare if not unique. The annual Jencks Award is given to an individual or practice that has made a major contribution to both the theory and the practice of architecture. The lecture is chaired by Charles Jencks, designer, author and broadcaster. For booking information, see page 3.

Tickets £12/£10 concessions. For booking information, see page 3.

Top left Thomas Heatherwick. Photo: Heatherwick Studio Left Eric Owen Moss Architects, Samitaur Tower, Culver City, California, 2011. Photo: Tom Bonner 4

By 2020 it is predicted that only four of the planet’s 20 largest cities and urban areas will be in developed nations. Featuring perspectives and comment from leading international practice, join us to discuss the challenges and solutions to these fast-growing cities. For booking information, see page 3.

Below São Paulo. Photo: Embassy of Brazil in London Below right Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Barangaroo Masterplan, Sydney, Australia

São Paulo – South America Super Nexus MMBB and ARKIZ Tuesday 18 October, 18.30 With a population of approximately 17 million São Paulo is one of the world’s largest and fastest growing cities. It is both the financial powerhouse of South America and one of its leading cultural hubs. As more people and capital pour into this dynamic city, how is it embracing change? What are the characteristics of this shift and what role is design playing in defining the city’s global role? A discussion with leading and up-and-coming Brazilian practices, featuring Milton Braga of MMBB and ARKIZ, produced in collaboration with the Embassy of Brazil in London.

Talks and debates

Cities of Tomorrow Talks Series

Cities and the Language of Architecture Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour Tuesday 1 November, 18.30 Cities drive cultures and economies. They are a framework for living and working together. Richard, Graham and Ivan discuss the role of the sustainable city in the 21st century and how design affects the way we live. They go on to describe the process, narrative and language of their architecture in the Far East, Europe and London.


Talks and debates African Metropolis David Adjaye Tuesday 22 November, 18.30 David Adjaye is one of the world’s most accomplished young architects. Over a ten-year period, the Tanzanian born Adjaye has visited 52 African cities, paying tribute to the continent’s diverse metropolitan architecture and challenging terrains. In his talk David introduces the key civic themes arising from the forthcoming publication Adjaye • Africa • Architecture and discusses the ever shifting contemporary African urban experience. The talk is followed by an exclusive book signing.

For booking information, see page 3. 6

Cities for People LKE Ozolins Lecture 2011 Jan Gehl Tuesday 29 November, 18.30 Growing demands for safe, sustainable and healthy cities are driving the search for new planning strategies for a post-petroleum age. A people-oriented approach to city planning may constitute a strategy for meeting these challenges.

From left to right David Adjaye. Photo: David Adjaye Jan Gehl. Photo: Ashley Bristowe Times Square, New York, Photo: Gehl Architects APS

Jan Gehl discusses the need for re-orientation of our cities through global case studies from, among others, Copenhagen and New York and illustrates the case for people-inspired interventions in city development.

Further talk at 66 Portland Place

The Ozolins Lecture is given each year by an architect of international stature, in memory of LKE Ozolins.

A talk exploring the golden age of Art Deco architecture in Britain exhibition takes place on 15 November. See page 11.

Talks and debates

Talks in London: V&A Closer Look talks Take part in one of our Closer Look talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership. All talks take place 13.00–14.00, are free and drop-in (please note, numbers are limited). Please meet at the Grand Entrance at 12.55.

Art in Architectural Illustration: Drawings by Cyril Arthur Farey Tuesday 18 October

Tuesday 13 September

Renowned as one of the leading British architectural draftsmen of the early twentieth century, Cyril Farey’s drawings include meticulously crafted watercolor drawings of domestic and international buildings. This talk examines a selection of these works, highlighting Farey’s unique talents and contributions to the art of architectural rendering during the 1920s and 1930s. With Kurt Helfrich, RIBA.

From the Crystal Palace of the 1851 Great Exhibition to the 1951 Festival of Britain and the International World Expo, the design of exhibition pavilions has been important in symbolising national culture, commerce and prestige. This talk explores the architecture of exhibitions through the RIBA and V&A Collections. With Fiona Orsini, RIBA.

From left to right Sir Basil Spence, Design for the British Pavilion, Expo ’67, Montreal. Frank Lloyd Wright, The Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, illustration by Cyril Arthur Farey, 1929. Erechtheion, Acropolis, Athens: view from the west showing James A ' thenian' Stuart sketching in the foreground. All images RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collections

Nations on Display: Exhibition Pavilion Design

James Stuart and the Birth of the Greek Revival

Albertopolis: The Changing Face of South Kensington

Tuesday 15 November

Tuesday 13 December

The publication by James Stuart and Nicholas Revett of the first volume of The Antiquities of Athens in 1762 sparked across Europe an enthusiastic response to delicate small Hellenistic buildings. Copies and adaptations ranged from church towers to boathouses. A selection of Stuart’s own designs and those of his contemporaries and successors are discussed by Charles Hind, RIBA.

Join Susan Pugh, curator of Albertopolis: The Development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter (see page 14) for a closer look at the area through the RIBA and the V&A’s collections. Take the opportunity to look at drawings, manuscripts and photographs not featured in the current V&A display, but which help to unravel the fascinating story of this world-renowned cultural and educational centre. 7

Talks and debates

Talks in London: elsewhere

Join us for one of a series of talks and tours, from RIBA London and the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, that link eating and drinking with cutting edge design. Each event takes place at a landmark London dining establishment shortlisted for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. Co-led by the venue architect or designer and the chef or operator, they offer an exclusive insight into the design, menu and ethos behind the venture alongside a drink and taste of something on the menu.

Talks in the East of England HOMEWork Wednesday 12 October, 18.30 Aid & Abet, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1

The Dock Kitchen

Inamo St James

Thursday 22 September, 18.30 344 Ladbroke Grove, Kensal Road, W10

Wednesday 12 October, 18.30 4–12 Regent Street, SW1

Part of the newly redeveloped Portobello Dock complex, the Dock Kitchen is designed by Design Research Studio, under the direction of international renowned designer Tom Dixon. Food by Stevie Parle.

With interiors designed by Macaulay Sinclair, Inamo St James is an innovative oriental fusion restaurant and bar coupling cutting edge interactive ordering technology with exceptional cuisine.

Above The Dock Kitchen by Tom Dixon Above right Accordia, Cambridge. Photo: Peter Cook 8

WM Club at Arsenal Football Club Thursday 10 November, 18.30 Emirates Stadium, N5 Co-led by Jon Lee of 20/20 Design and Ben Kensell of WM Club, the tour gives an insight into how a football club has taken match day hospitality to a new level.

Tickets for each event: £20 per person. Advance booking essential at

Preceding the RIBA’s Housing Conference in Cambridge on 13 October, this informal event features a series of five-minute presentations on unusual takes and views on housing. The 10 to 12 speakers cover a wide range of professions including architects, artists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists and geographers. The presentations are followed by a Q&A session, refreshments and an opportunity to view the Aid & Abet exhibition Space Exchange. In association with Cambridge Association of Architects. Free but please register your name at

Talks and debates

The Joy of Historic Buildings Ptolemy Dean Tuesday 20 September, 17.00 St Albans School, Abbey Gateway, St Albans, Herts, AL3 Ptolemy Dean is a British architect specialising in historic preservation, as well as designing new buildings that are in keeping with their historic or natural settings. He is also known for his appearances on two BBC television series, Restoration and The Perfect Village. He talks about his recent commission to produce a masterplan for the historic St Albans School site, including renovations of the existing gymnasium and New Hall, and plans to preserve and enhance the ancient Abbey Gateway. The talk is followed by drinks in the Abbey Gateway. In association with the Hertfordshire Association of Architects.

Talk in Newcastle RIBA North East Annual Lecture 2011 Edward Cullinan Thursday 15 September, 18.00 Curtis Auditorium, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne Throughout 2011, the North East Young Practitioners Forum (YPF), has successfully fundraised to support the development of a Maggie’s Centre for the North East. To mark and celebrate this magnificent cause the North East YPF invite you to attend the 2011 Annual Lecture with Edward Cullinan, CBE. The illustrated talk covers five aspects of the Maggie’s Centre design and its development.

Free but booking essential at or on 01727 814 391

Event sponsored by

Above left Abbey Gateway, St Albans Right Maggie’s North East Model © Edward Cullinan Architects

Tickets £3 (including drinks reception). Advance booking essential, please email 9


Exhibitions in London: 66 Portland Place

Be inspired by one of our many free changing exhibitions and displays across the UK and internationally

Admission to all exhibitions at 66 Portland Place is free. Galleries open Monday–Saturday 10.00–17.00 (Tues until 22.00). Please note early closures may occur for special events, call 020 7307 3888 to check.

‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’: The Golden Years of Art Deco Architecture in Britain 1 October–26 November, Gallery 2 Enjoy an exhibition that explores Art Deco architecture at its peak during the inter-war years, using vintage photographs from the RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection. Art Deco was often applied to transient building types such as shops and restaurants, tending to obscure how ubiquitous a style it was. This exhibition seeks to redress the balance by displaying not only Art Deco classics such as Odeon cinemas but also a host of lesser known buildings such as Conchita Supervia’s flat in Lowndes Square, London, and a fish and chip shop in Sunderland. A complementary display, Art Deco Triumphant, runs concurrently in the Library, see page 11.


Tuesday 15 November, 18.30 Join Robert Elwall, exhibition curator, as he leads a discussion exploring the significance of Britain’s golden age of Art Deco architecture. Was it all simply glitz or did it represent something more significant that could provide lessons for today’s architects and our own uncertain times? With Tim Benton, Professor Emeritus of Art History, Open University, David Heathcote, cultural and architectural historian and Alan Powers, Professor of Architecture and Cultural History, University of Greenwich and Chair of the Twentieth Century Society.


Exhibition talk

Art Deco Triumphant: The Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris 1925 1 October–26 November, British Architectural Library Complementing Puttin’ on the Glitz, this display explores the celebrated exhibition that gave Art Deco its name and helped to launch the style onto the world stage. On show are photographs from the RIBA British Architectural Library Photographs Collection as well as contemporary books and prints which were issued to advertise the show’s pavilions and exhibits and illustrate its emphasis on modernity and consumption. Library opening hours, see page 19. Photo ID required. Below Robert Mallet-Stevens, Ambassade Française, Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris, 1925. RIBA British Architectural Library Books & Periodicals Collection

Tickets £5. Booking essential, see page 3 for details.

From left to right Prospect Inn, Minster, Kent. RIBA Library Photographs Collection Odeon cinema, Leicester Square, London. John Maltby/RIBA Library Photographs Collection Saltdean Lido, East Sussex. John Maltby/ RIBA Library Photographs Collection Midland Hotel, Morecambe, Lancashire. Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Library Photographs Collection 11


Gold Standard: Great Architecture from the Royal Gold Medal

Pavilion of Protest

Until 1 October, Gallery 1

An exhibition exploring the costs of an architectural education and the hardship that some students endure while also showcasing the enormous ability that exists in UK schools of architecture.

25 October–17 November, Florence Hall

A display presenting the work of nine of the many architects and architectural practices who have received the Royal Gold Medal over the last 150 years, including the latest recipient Sir David Chipperfield CBE. Given in recognition of a lifetime's work, the annual Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen.

Zap Architecture have produced a series of works that comment on the expenditure of an architecture student versus the remuneration expected once qualified. Working in collaboration with the Sheffield University School of Architecture they have created a focal Pavilion of Protest, presenting data from over 1,400 surveyed students. Top entries from a national drawing competition that celebrates the wealth of talent among architecture students is also displayed.

May occasionally be closed for events, call 020 7307 3888.

Architecture Open 6 October–4 November, Gallery 1 A new showcase responding to the theme of unseen, this exhibition displays the work of RIBA members in London. The exhibition includes conceptual projects, paintings, drawings and models, some of which have never previously been seen. Work ranges from star architects to household names and lesser known practices.

Left David Chipperfield Architects, River & Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Photo: Richard Bryant Right ZAP Architecture, Pavilion of Protest receipt montage 12


The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 7 December–28 January Gallery 2 & Lutyens Room Enjoy an exhibition of award-winning student work selected from 300 schools of architecture in over 60 countries. The awards categories include the Bronze Medal for Part 1, the Silver Medal for Part 2 and the Dissertation Medal. The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards are aimed at promoting excellence in the study of architecture, rewarding talent, and encouraging architectural debate worldwide. All nominated projects can be viewed online at

The RIBA Manser Medal 2011

Emerging Architecture

10 November–31 January Gallery 1

23 November–29 February Florence Hall

An exhibition of the RIBA Manser Medal 2011 for the best new house in the UK in association with HSBC Private Bank. The RIBA Manser Medal is awarded every year to the best one-off new house or major extension designed by an architect in the UK, with the shortlist chosen from winners of an RIBA Award. Enjoy a display of the six shortlisted properties, showcasing the best in architecture in the UK.

Explore work by young architects from the annual ar+d Awards for Emerging Architecture. Now in its thirteenth year, it is the leading awards programme for architects and designers under 45, regularly attracting over 500 entries from around the world.

May occasionally be closed for events, call 020 7307 3888.

The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards in association with Atkins are also supported by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, Callprint, and the SOM Foundation. The RIBA Journal is the media partner of the awards.

An immense diversity of projects covering buildings, interiors, product design, engineering structures, urbanism and landscape provides a fascinating snapshot of architecture’s emerging generation.

The RIBA Manser Medal 2011 winner will be announced on 10 November at a special award event. In association with

Above left Acme, Hunsett Mill, Norfolk. Winner of the RIBA Manser Medal 2010, in association with HSBC Private Bank. © Cristobal Palma Above Suriya Umpansiriratana, Walllasia, Walled Monks’ Cell 13


Exhibitions in London: V&A Take advantage of the combined expertise of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership with an ongoing programme of exhibitions. V&A+RIBA Architecture Gallery, Room 128a, Admission free. Open daily 10.00–17.45, Fridays 10.00–22.00.

Recording the New: The Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co 1870–1930 Until 30 October An exhibition that reveals the work of Bedford Lemere & Co who, through their pioneering photography, became the leading English firm of architectural photographers, setting the standards for those who followed. The firm’s photographs capture new buildings in pristine condition, often showing the work of leading contemporary architects, interior decorators, designers and artists. Curated by English Heritage, the exhibition reveals the exceptional quality, depth and sharpness of the images which render them as fresh and legible today as when they were first composed. 14

Albertopolis: The Development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter

Exhibition in the USA Palladio and His Legacy: A Transatlantic Journey 3 September–31 December Carnegie Museum of Art, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

26 November–29 April

Showcasing 31 of the RIBA’s rare drawings by Andrea Palladio, this touring exhibition explores the development of Palladio’s design sensibility and his profound influence on architecture in the USA.

Drawing on previously unseen objects from the V&A and RIBA collections, this display charts the development of South Kensington and the Exhibition Road Cultural Quarter from 1851 to the present day. It focuses on how the site became the architectural embodiment of Prince Albert’s ambitious cultural aspirations.

Exhibition in Oxford INSPIRE! Until 19 September, 10.00–23.00 The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford Enjoy everything that’s best in architecture across south east England, in an exhibition organised by RIBA South/South East. Work includes RIBA Award-winning buildings, winners of the Downland Prize for small architectural projects, building conservation award winners, plus work by the architects of the future – students in Oxford Brookes and Portsmouth Universities’ schools of architecture.

Drawings range from early studies and sketches to presentation drawings of villas and other works alongside original books and specially created models. An RIBA exhibition, in association with the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, Vicenza. Models specially created and loaned by Timothy Richards of Bath.

Left Sir Aston Webb, Design for the entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum, c.1907. RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collections Above left Rick Mather Architects, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. RIBA Award Winner shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010. Photo: Andy Matthews/ Rick Mather Architects


Exhibitions in London and Sheffield Forgotten Spaces 2011 From underground climbing tunnels, city grottos, rooftop social hubs and urban farms, enjoy two exhibitions showcasing the best of the Forgotten Spaces 2011 entries and explore alternative ways to use and interact with urban space. Forgotten Spaces is about looking at the future development of our cities differently. Based on an open ideas competition, it invites architects, students and designers of all kinds to submit proposals for overlooked plots of land in Greater London and the Sheffield City Region.

London exhibition

Sheffield exhibition

20 October–29 January 10.00–18.00, South Wing Somerset House, London WC2

15 September–8 October 10.00–18.30, The Crucible Theatre 55 Norfolk Street, Sheffield

Produced by RIBA London. Visit forgottenspaceslondon

Produced by RIBA Yorkshire and Sheffield Hallam University. Visit forgottenspacessheffield

Sponsored by

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Supported by XAL Lighting and Somerset House.

Supported by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Buro Happold and The Crucible. Left Jumpers For Goalposts © GridArchitects Above Bond Bryan Architects, Sheffield City Farm 15


Further events & activities

Awards dinner

Festival in Norfolk

Tours & walks

RIBA Stirling Prize Dinner 2011

FANN-XI Festival of Architecture


Magna Science Adventure Centre, Rotherham, Saturday 1 October

10–28 October Locations across Norfolk

Attend the most prestigious event in the architecture calendar. Join architects, clients and the industry’s top players and be the first to find out who has won the RIBA Stirling Prize 2011. Broadcast the following evening in a programme on BBC 2 presented by Kevin McCloud.

Join us for the Festival of Architecture in Norwich & Norfolk – a two-week celebration of architecture and building-related design. A wide range of events feature the work and ideas of the region’s architects, plus outstanding work from further afield: buildings, interiors, landscape-design and master-planning. The programme includes talks, exhibitions, a film season, open studios and open buildings.

In association with

Associate sponsors NBS and Ibstock.

Tickets £260 inc VAT each. For more information and to book tickets, go to, email or call 020 7307 3778.

Organised by the Norfolk Association of Architects.

Full details at

Saturdays 10.30 and Sundays 11.00 until 25 September (special extended tours run for Heritage Open Days on 10, 11 & 14 September) Discover Liverpool’s past, present and future with one of our popular one and a half hour walking tours and explore the city’s buildings, streets and public spaces. Led by RIBA Guides, they shine a spotlight on key buildings and spaces that form part of the contemporary city landscape, its characters, its commerce and its culture. Visit Tickets: £7.50/£3.50 concessions. Please meet at The Equator, Mann Island, Liverpool L3. Pre-booking essential on 0151 233 2459.

Right Liverpool Pier Head Canal Link. Photo: Paul McMullin 16

RIBA Liverpool City Walking Tours

London Open House Tours, Saturday 17 September 11.00, 12.30 and 14.00 Enjoy a free tour of the RIBA at 66 Portland Place as part of London Open House. Fun family activities are also available. Visit Free. Drop-in event. Maximum 20 per tour.

Further events & activities


RIBA Walks – Nash Ramblas Walk, London Guide yourself through the heart of the West End with your iPhone. Available to download from the App Store via iTunes, this RIBA Walk is a unique architectural guide to Regent Street and The Regent’s Park, giving you access to the heritage and stories behind some of London’s most famous sights. Free.

66 Portland Place Guided Tours Group tours, 66 Portland Place, London, by appointment The RIBA headquarters at 66 Portland Place is a fine example of Grade II 1930s architecture with many original features and fittings. Discover more about this amazing building with a private guided group tour. Private tours start from £125. Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 020 7207 5533 or (marking your email: RIBA Guided Tours).

Workshop in London Fantasy Skylines: Architectural Postcards Tuesday 20 September, 11.00–16.00 Sackler Centre, V&A Draw inspiration from the RIBA's extraordinary collection of architectural drawings in this postcard design workshop. David Lawrence, architectural historian, lecturer and author of Bright Underground Spaces

and Food on the Move, shows you how to create a three dimensional postcard of a fantasy London landmark using paper collage and cut and fold techniques. Free. Drop-in event.

Above John Pollard Seddon & Edward Beckitt Lamb, Design for the Imperial Monumental Halls and Tower, Westminster, London, 1904. RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collection 17

Tuesday Lates at Portland Place Join us every Tuesday throughout the autumn when 66 Portland Place is open late until 22.00. Take part in a wide variety of events from our public programme including talks, openings, book-signings and exhibitions, many of which are listed in this booklet. In addition you can access the Library (open until 20.00, from 4 October) and visit the restaurant and bar (open until 21.30), where you can enjoy a full meal, indulge in our delicious lighter dishes, or share a glass or two of wine with friends. ADMISSION IS FREE although some talks and specific events are charged. Visit for full information.

Photo: Adam Parker 18

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Cover Morris House, Stewart and Ardern Limited car showroom and service station, Staines. Architectural Press Archive/RIBA Library Photographs Collection. From ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’: The Golden Years of Art Deco Architecture in Britain, see p.10

RIBA What's On Autumn 2011  

A guide to the RIBA's public and cultural programme for autumn 2011, including exhibitions, talks, conferences, tours and awards

RIBA What's On Autumn 2011  

A guide to the RIBA's public and cultural programme for autumn 2011, including exhibitions, talks, conferences, tours and awards