Rick Mather, Rick Mather Architects
11 Mar 2011
Mackintosh School of Architecture FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES (FLS)
Rick Mather has recently completed an eight-year tenure as a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and is a former trustee of the Theatre Museum and the British Architectural Library Trust. He has served on the Councils of the Architectural Association and the Royal Institute of British Architects. He was awarded the Ellis F Lawrence Medal, the highest award for an alumnus of the University of Oregon. Other professional activities have included service as an RIBA external examiner to several schools of architecture, and teaching assignments at the Architectural Association, the Bartlett University College London, the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Thomas Jefferson Professorship at the University of Virginia.
Rick founded Rick Mather Architects in 1973 and sets the design direction of the practice as a whole as well as designing and reviewing all projects on a regular basis.
Rick Mather Architects has built a reputation for delivering high quality, innovative, award-winning projects encompassing architecture, masterplanning and urban design. Completed work spans both new build and renovation with a special interest in the cultural and education sectors. This is combined with a recognised and innovative expertise in the intelligent re-interpretation of existing, often listed structures and in sustainable low energy building.
Hosted by The Mackintosh School of Architecture, these lectures look beyond buildings and make connections between architecture and wider issues like culture and the urban environment. This year's theme for FLS is "Architecture and..." Guest lecturers have been invited to develop their respective lectures under themes that expand the subject of architecture beyond merely buildings to include other related disciplines in ways that mirror the scope of contemporary practice. The talks will establish relationships ranging in scale from the vastness of cities and urban environments through to the more immediate interaction involved in precision manufacturing processes. With the distinct personal perspectives of our guests, experiences operating in diverse local, national and European contexts, there is something for everyone's interest.