The Great Room, Royal Society of Arts, London

The refurbishment and restoration of the Royal Society of Arts in Central London. This Grade I listed building was designed for the RSA by Robert and John Adam in 1774. The client wished to keep the 18th century features but also requested state of the art specifications and a flexible space that can accommodate a wide variety of functions. The Great Room was upgraded and now accommodates seminars, debates, dinners and weddings, with useful technological and telecommunications features and many hidden elements. The concealed fold-down stage, fold-out screen, and 3D projector are just a few of these. Seating arrangements were also modernised and the steel support framework was enhanced to bear the increased load.

Completed 2012.

The Royal Society of Arts

Matthew Lloyd Architects



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