The design and influences of 66 Portland Place



Architectural Historian Neal Shasore shares his research and insights into the creation and architectural inspirations for RIBA’s headquarters at 66 Portland Place.

Using the building and the RIBA Collections, Neal explores the thoughtful construction of spaces and the relationship between architects and craftspeople.

Discover how the British Empire influenced the visual imagery of our headquarters at 66 Portland Place. Take a critical look at the symbolism of the building, contextualising its history through drawings and photographs from the RIBA Collections here: https://www.architecture.com/explore-architecture/Unpacking-imperialism

Dr Neal Shasore is Head of School and Chief Executive Officer of the London School of Architecture. His research and writing focuses on architectural culture in Britain and the Empire in the first half of the twentieth century. He is a Trustee of the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Twentieth Century Society.

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