Sir David Chipperfield will receive of the Royal Gold Medal at an awards ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) tonight in London.
Inaugurated in 1848 and given in recognition of a lifetime's work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture."
Photo by Rowland Shaw.
"David is one of the world's greatest architects with a portfolio of work that is international in influence. His architecture is one of calm rational elegance, he is a craftsman of delightful spaces and beautiful detailed buildings," said Ruth Reed, President of RIBA.
Photograph by Martin Godwin.
This year's RIBA Honours Committee was chaired by RIBA President Ruth Reed with architects Edward Cullinan, Eva Jiricna and Chris Wilkinson, engineer Max Fordham and client Laura Lee.