RIBA Stirling Prize 2015

Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls’ school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), won the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK’s best new building. The sell-out event took place at RIBA’s HQ with a sparkling and star-studded evening hosted by Lauren Laverne on October 15th. Now in its 20th year,…

Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected Exhibition Opens

The Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected exhibition has opened to acclaim and runs from 9 September to 9 January 2016. From the US Capitol to a 21st century Somerset cowshed and a postmodern Canadian skiing lodge, ‘Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected’ introduces Andrea Palladio’s design principles and explores how they have…

AFBAL supports Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected

We are thrilled to announce AFBAL’s support of Palladian Design: The Good, The Bad and the Unexpected which opens on September 9th in The Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place, London. It is a fitting and lasting tribute to AFBAL’s mission to support this exhibition following Charles Hind’s recent US lecture tour, Palladianism: Four Centuries…

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…