The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 29 September) announced the 2017 RIBA Honorary Fellowships, which will be awarded to eighteen individuals from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, including journalism, local government, art, architectural history and design.
RIBA Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense. This includes its promotion, administration and outreach; and its role in building more sustainable communities and in the education of future generations.
The 2017 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be awarded to:
- Iwan Baan – Photographer
- Neil Baxter – Secretary and Treasurer, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)
- Patricia Brown – Director of Central and outgoing Chair of LFA
- Martyn Evans – Deputy Chair, London Festival of Architecture
- Marcus Fairs – Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dezeen
- Stephen Howlett – Chief Executive, Peabody
- Razia Iqbal – Journalist, BBC News
- Jeremy Paul Melvin – Architectural historian and curator
- Frédéric Migayrou – Chair, Bartlett Professor of Architecture, The Bartlett School of Architecture
- Lars Müller – Publisher
- Christine Murray – Editor-in-Chief, The Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review
- Jo Negrini – Chief Executive, London Borough of Croydon
- Ian Pritchard – Secretary General, Architects’ Council of Europe
- Julian S. Robinson – Director of Estates, London School of Economics
- Dame Theresa Sackler – Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation
- Sonia Watson – CEO, Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust
- Nathalie Weadick – Director, Irish Architecture Foundation
The lifetime honour allows recipients to use the initials Hon FRIBA after their name.
The 2017 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be presented at a special event at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1 in early 2017.