American Friends are invited to join us for a masterclass with the Chief Curator of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Charles Hind, followed by a drinks reception on Tuesday 10th October from 6.30 – 8pm at KPF’s offices.

Charles will be speaking about the historic links between architects in Britain and America since the 18th century and the impact on RIBA’s collections since the first gifts by US architects in 1838.  The AIA, founded in 1857, was modelled on RIBA and became an important conduit for American materials travelling to London. Since the mid-20th century, the traffic has tended to be the other way, with British architects studying and recording American innovations in architecture and also teaching in leading US architecture schools. In recent years, the RIBA Collections have been much more proactive in obtaining American accessions – a welcome return to earlier practice.

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Frederic August Bartholdi and Richard Morris Hunt Statue of Liberty drawing 1884

Elial Saarinen Design for the Tabernacle Church of Christ in Columbus Indiana 1940

Thomas Ustick Walter Capital section design for the dome in DC 1859.png