Re-imagining 66 Portland Place, RIBA HQ
Sarah Williams has been appointed to conduct the Royal Institute of British Architects strategic review of the options for the future of its headquarters at 66 Portland Place in London. Sarah will help the institute develop a vision for the next 80 years of the building, which continues to be used by the public with its cafe and restaurant as well as exhibition space.
66 Portland Place opened in 1934 as the headquaters of the RIBA. It is a beautiful Grade 2 * building with a magnificant heritage and a landmark building in central London. There is now an opportunity to develop a coherent, substantive and exciting vision for the next 80 years and this will be done in consultation with RIBA members, the staff, members of the public, various institutes and many other stakeholders, over the course of the next few months. The intention is to develop a brief that enables the RIBA to develop a long term masterplan for the building.