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RMA: Contemporary Architecture Practice in London, England, UK

post updated 21 January 2023

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11 Oct 2017

MICA Architects building design
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We announce the launch of MICA, a new architectural practice formed by Gavin Miller and Stuart Cade, the partners of Rick Mather Architects.

Rick Mather Architects News

Ashmolean Museum Dynastic Egypt and Nubia Gallery, Oxford, England, UK
Date built: 2011
Dynastic Egypt Gallery design by Rick Mather Architects
picture © Rick Mather Architects
Dynastic Egypt Gallery Oxford
The Ashmolean Egypt Galleries, are located to the west of the existing Cockerell building, and house an impressive collection of Egyptian artefacts. The refurbishment of the galleries is phase 2 of the Ashmolean masterplan. RMA began work soon after phase 1 completed, to develop a scheme for the refurbishment and re-display and were appointed as both architect and exhibition designers.

Worcester College Building, Oxford, England, UK
Date built: 2011-
Worcester College Building design by Rick Mather Architects
image from RIBA
Worcester College Building : RIBA Architecture Contest win
RMA was selected from a short-list which also included (in alphabetical order): 6a Architects; Burd Haward Architects, Dixon Jones Ltd, O’Donnell + Tuomey Ltd and Wright & Wright Architects LLP.

Rick Mather Architects – Major Buildings

Ashmolean Museum Extension, Oxford, England, UK
Date built: 2009
Ashmolean Museum design by Rick Mather Architects
photo © Richard Bryant / Arcaid
Ashmolean Extension Oxford by Rick Mather Architects

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension, Virginia, USA
Date built: 2002-08
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond
image Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension : American Project

Rick Mather Architects Buildings

Selected Buildings by RMA, alphabetical:

Corpus Christi College Auditorium, Oxford, England, UK
New Auditorium for Corpus Christi College receives planning permission
Oxford College Building

Design Academy, John Moores University, Liverpool, England, UK
adj. Catholic Cathedral – approx £24m

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Southeast London, England, UK – RIBA Award
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich – Civic Trust Award

Homes for the Future, Glasgow, Scotland
Masterplanned by Page & Park Architects, for Glasgow’s 1999 Year of Architecture.
Homes for the Future building by Rick Mather Architects
image © keith hunter from Rick Mather Architects

Homes for the Future : featuring Rick Mather, RMJM, Ian Ritchie, Elder & Cannon, Mckeown Alexander, Ushida Findlay, Wren Rutherford ASL
Homes for the Future design by Rick Mather Architect
image © keith hunter from architects firm

Keble College Building, Oxford, England, UK
Keble College Building
image by architects practice
Keble College Building

Queen’s College Library, Oxford, England, UK
New Library for The Queen’s College receives planning permission.
Oxford Library

Southbank Centre Masterplan, central London, UK
Southbank Centre Masterplan
picture from architect
Southbank Centre Masterplan

Towner Gallery, Eastbourne, England
Towner contemporary art gallery
photo : Richard Chivers
Towner Art Gallery

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Expansion
Partnership : Rick Mather + SMBW
$79m – announced 2001
RMA to collaborate with SMBW Architects, Richmond.

More RMA projects online soon

Rick Mather Architects Buildings List

Ashmolean Museum extension, Oxford, southeast England
Climatic Research Unit – Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, England: 1985
Dulwich Picture Gallery – refurbishment, southeast London: 2001
Galleria Sabauda Turin, Turin, Italy
Hoffman House, Hampstead, north London, UK
Stein House, Highgate, north London: 1997
ICMA Centre, Reading University, Berkshire, England
La Lumiere, 2 Pennington St, London E1: 1991
Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, west London
National Maritime Museum Extension, Greenwich, southeast London
Queens College – New Library, Oxford, southeast England
Sloane Robinson Building, Keble College, Oxford, southeast England
University of Lincoln School of Architecture, Lincoln, east England
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts extension, Richmond, Virginia, USA
Wallace Collection – refurbishment: Centenary project, central London
Zen Central restaurant, off Curzon St, Soho, London
ZeNW3 restaurant, Hamsptead, north London

Location: London, south east England, UK

London Architects Practice information

Design Studio based in the UK capital.

London Architects

Homes for the Future Buildings – Review: Rick Mather Architects

Architects studio based in London, England

Background on Rick Mather Architects

“Founded in 1973, [RMA] has 31 members of staff based in London. It spans both new build and renovation, with a special interest in the cultural and education sectors. Examples of the design standards by [this architecture office] include a RIBA award for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2001, which cost £8m, in addition to a RIBA award-winning private house in Hampstead; the ARCO Building at Keble College, Oxford; and The Times Newspaper headquarters building in London’s Docklands.”

Rick is an American who since the early 1970s has lived and worked in London.

Rick Mather Architecture
Homes for the Future : image © Keith Hunter from Rick Mather Architects

London Architectural Designs

London Architecture Designs – chronological list

London Architecture News

London Architect – design practice listing on e-architect

London Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

One Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2
Design: Fletcher Priest Architects
One Exchange Square, Broadgate, London EC2
image : Secchi Smith
One Exchange Square Broadgate Building

Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan
Design: Simone de Gale Architects
Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan, London Office Retail building design
image courtesy of architects practice
Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan

London Architecture : news + key projects

Architectural Design

English Architecture Designs – selection:

English Architects

Oak Hill House, Hampstead, North London, south East England, UK
Design: Claridge Architects
Oak Hill House
photograph : Simon Kennedy
New Hampstead House

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Architecture Studios

Buildings / photos for the Rick Mather Architects page welcome