Long & Kentish
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With design from Sir David Chipperfield and architecture by Rolfe Kentish restoring the house's original features (make sure to admire the original beams), the Keeper's House looks to be an informal Mayfair spot with an artistic flourish.
- GQ Magazine
An elegant extension of Burlington House tucked away in the corner of the Royal Academy’s Annenberg Courtyard, originally designed by renowned architect Sydney Smirke RA in the 1870s as a residence for the keeper of the RA’s schools. Now sensitively restored by architects Long & Kentish, interiors by David Chipperfield RA, into a luxurious social space for artists and art lovers, incorporating a new restaurant, bar, lounge and secret garden.
Sysco were introduced to the Royal Academy by control system manufacturers Crestron, and were tasked with providing multi-room audio and video facilities for functions, lectures and presentations. Throughout the project Sysco worked closely with the in-house technical team, helping them develop ideas both for the refurbishment and for the future expansion of facilities within the Royal Academy.
Opened 30th September 2013.