Architects and Designers
Architects have been part of the Royal Academy since our foundation in 1768. Today, we are dedicated to our innovative architecture programme and can boast some of the world’s greatest architects as RAs, from Richard Rogers and Norman Foster to Will Alsop and Zaha Hadid.
Louisa Hutton RA
Louisa Hutton studied at the University of Bristol and the Architectural Association. She worked with Alison + Peter Smithson for four years in the mid eighties. In 1989 she founded her own practice in London, together with Matthias Sauerbruch, which relocated to Berlin in 1993.
Sauerbruch Hutton gained international renown for their early and comprehensive engagement with sustainability in architecture and urbanism. The practice currently has projects under construction in Germany, France, Italy, Finland and the UK.
It’s exciting to think of the RA as an international forum for architecture. Some of the great curators in the world ply their trade and share their ambition here.
Architecture at the RA
Our architecture programme
The Royal Academy Architecture Programme explores architecture’s place within contemporary culture, through a diverse range of exhibitions and events. Our Architecture Programme is made possible by the Drue Heinz Endowment for Architecture.
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From in-depth interviews with some of the world's leading architects to behind-the-scenes photo stories of architectural installations: there's a wealth of architecture-related material for you to discover on our blog.
The Royal Academy is housed in Burlington House, an ornate seventeenth century mansion in the middle of bustling modern-day Mayfair.
Over the course of its long history, the building has undergone significant alterations, both structural and more superficial, according to the different needs of its owners and the changing tastes of the times.