The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the 2016 RIBA Honorary Fellowships, which will be awarded to fourteen individuals (of whom two are in partnership) from a diverse spectrum of backgrounds, including the worlds of construction, media, education and the arts.
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 2016 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be awarded to:
- John Brooks – Vice Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Caroline Cole – architectural consultant
- Dame Vivien Duffield DBE – philanthropist and client
- Kristin Feireiss – architecture curator, writer and editor
- Kate Goodwin – Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator, Royal Academy
- Charles Knevitt – journalist, author and former Director of the RIBA Trust
- Peter and Annaliese Latz – landscape architects, Germany
- Sasha Lubetkin – curator
- Alison Nimmo CBE, FRICS, MRTPI, FICE – Chief Executive, The Crown Estate
- Grayson Perry – artist
- Richard Steer – quantity surveyor and patron of architecture, Gleeds
- Martha Thorne – Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize, Planner and Urbanist
- Heinz Wirz – publisher
The lifetime honour allows recipients to use the initials Hon FRIBA after their name.
The 2016 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be presented at a special event at the RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1 on 1 February 2016.