Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announces 2016 Honorary Fellowships

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.