July 2013

The architects behind the refurbishment of the the Royal Society of Arts, Mathew Lloyds Architects, are the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects English Heritage Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment.

The project initially began as a much-needed renovation to the Great Room, and extended to include the ground floor. The main building is Grade I listed, and the renovation at the ground floor connected through to the adjacent Grade II* listed houses which are a part of the block on John Adams Street.

Vanguardia presented their full design for Audiovisual and Interactive systems for the RSA along side Matthew Lloyd architects to the RiBA Jury once the project was shortlisted. This includes bespoke and innovative solutions to audio, video, touch interface and UX design.

Vanguardia has also provided a content management system that while utilising existing content, integrates with the ongoing management of events and communications across the globe from this Historic centre of the RSA's activities.

The Great Room, Benjamin Franklin Room and other areas also include innovative architecturally integrated acoustic treatment solutions.

Vanguardia are extremely proud of the bespoke work undergone on this unique project and would all like to congratulate Matthew Lloyd Architects on their RiBA Award.

RSA Great Room lecture