Lecture: Regeneration in East London - Toynbee Hall, the London Dock and the Royal London Hospital
May 18, 2021 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM at Zoom
Speaker: Richard Griffiths.
Richard will talk about some of his recent projects namely Toynbee Hall; the London Dock; and the conversion of the Royal London Hospital into the Tower Hamlets Town Hall. He will expound his belief that adding a new layer of architecture and use to old buildings is as interesting and rewarding as designing a new building.
Richard Griffiths Architects, founded in 1993, has established itself as one of the leading historic building practices, noted for the quality of its work in adapting historic buildings to new uses. Richard was Cathedral Architect at both Southwark and St Albans cathedrals for 18 years, winning two RIBA Awards. In July 2019 he published a book documenting projects completed over 25 years including buildings for the National Trust, English Heritage, and major churches as well as for the St Pancras Hotel as joint architect. In 2019 Simon Jenkins reviewed this book, Old Buildings, New Architecture, stating “I can only describe you as a saint of the built environment.”
Please register for this event via our Eventbrite page. It is free for members of the Society; £5 per person for non-members.