William Chambers Architect

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William Chambers Architect

Neoclassical Architecture, Scotland + England, UK

William Chambers Architect – Major Designs

Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, west end, central London
1768
Royal Academy Building
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Royal Academy of Arts London
“The commission for the Sackler Galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts provided the practice with its first opportunity to work within a historical building. Although perceived by the visitor as a single entity, the Royal Academy actually consists of two buildings: the original Palladian house, converted by Lord Burlington in the eighteenth century, and a subsequent Victorian gallery behind, linked by a grand central staircase. The project brief required the replacement of the undistinguished nineteenth-century Diploma Galleries at the top of Burlington House and the improvement of access routes through the building.”

Somerset House, off The Strand, London, England
1776-96
Somerset House
photograph © Nick Weall
Somerset House
“The refurbishment of the East Wing of Somerset House in London had a royal opening by HM The Queen and the HRH The Duke of Edinburgh on 29 February 2012, fulfilling a 180 year long ambition of the College to acquire the building, and gives it a significant front door to the Strand Campus. This Grade I listed building has been called one of the great architectural treasures of the UK and Europe. It has spacious original interiors and a number of magnificent stone staircases that were in critical need of refurbishment. BDP’s conservation architects were appointed to carry out this work.”

Key Projects by William Chambers Architect

Buildings by William Chambers, alphabetical:

Duddingston House, southeast Edinburgh, Scotland
1763-68

Dundas Mansion : Royal Bank of Scotland branch, Edinburgh, Scotland
1774
Dundas Mansion
Built axially to George Street, set back off St Andrew Square, the Dundas Mansion forms the eastern end point to Edinburgh New Town’s central vista. Built to house Sir Laurence Dundas.

Marino House – Casino, Leinster, Ireland
1758-76

Pagoda at Kew Gardens, southwest London, England
1761-62

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William Chambers Architect Practice Information

Background to the Architect

William was born in Sweden of British parentage but practised as an architect in England and Scotland.

Scottish Architect

Chambers was the architecture tutor to King George III and in 1761 was appointed with Robert Adam as George’s Royal Architect of Works.

Sir William Chambers helped set up the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768




Scottish Buildings

English Buildings

Architecture Studios

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