The Brutalist Playground is open…

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. The Brutalist Playground is an acclaimed new commission by Assemble and artist Simon Terrill exploring post-war design for play at RIBA’s HQ in 66 Portland Place. The exhibition opened last week and will be on until 16 August 2015 in the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place. There are…

Popular Palladio

Having returned from a wonderful trip accompanying RIBA’s Chief Curator Charles Hind on his sell-out lecture tour, Palladianism, Four Centuries of Style, with the Royal Oak Foundation, we were delighted to meet old friends and new in Philadelphia, Washington DC, New York, Chicago and Charleston. Each city was hugely welcoming and we look forward to revisiting them in the…

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Architecture Exhibition

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition opened to great acclaim at our headquarters at 66 Portland Place in London and will be on until 23rd May 2015. Celebrated worldwide, Charles Rennie Mackintosh is one of the leading figures of late 19th and early 20th Century architecture. Mackintosh Architecture charts a career marked as much by its…

September 2014

Welcome to the inaugural American Friends of the British Architectural Library Newsletter! News: Stirling Prize Shortlist The shortlist for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2014 includes The Shard by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid, Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins, Manchester School of Art by Feilden Clegg Bradley, LSE’s Saw Swee Hock Student Centre by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects and the…

RIBA’s new Architecture Gallery

AFBAL is delighted to have supported the creation of RIBA’s new Architecture Gallery, which opened on 13 February 2014 in its Grade II* listed Art Deco headquarters in London. Through regular, free exhibitions that explore the past, present and future of our built environment the gallery programme will help visitors discover and explore architecture. It is an…

A new gallery for 66 Portland Place

The Royal Institute of British Architects is building a state of the art, museum-quality exhibition gallery at our headquarters on 66 Portland Place, London. The new gallery will showcase the RIBA’s world-class collections to all, bringing some of the four million items to life through exhibitions that explore the past, present and future of architecture.…