Dow Jones Architects has been appointed to design the new Hans Rausing Lecture Theature at the Science Museum in Kensington, London
The project will be paid for by a donation from Tetra Pak billionaire Hans Kristian Rausing, and dedicated to his father, Hans Rausing KBE, in celebration of his 90th birthday.
Dow Jones won the commission ahead of a shortlist of firms which included Walters & Cohen.
A statement from the museum said: ‘Dow Jones Architects were selected for the high quality of their elegant and innovative designs, which make a point of highlighting the original architecture of the space.’
A new interactive galley for the museum, designed by Muf Architecture/Art is due to open to the public in October.
The Hans Rausing Lecture Theatre is scheduled to open in May 2017.