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Honours for Zaha Hadid and RIBA receptionist Bill Jacob

Zaha Hadid CBE leads the roll-call of those in the architecture field named in the Queen's Birthday Honours, a list which also includes Bill Jacob, the receptionist at RIBA's Portland Place headquarters.

There were no architectural knighthoods on the list, but there were CBEs for Hadid, chief planning inspector Chris Shepley, former RIAS president John Spencely, former director general of the British Property Foundation William McKee, and Richard Temple Cox, chairman of Castle Vale Housing Action Trust, for services to the regeneration of Birmingham.

OBEs went to figures including architect and critic Stephen Gardiner for services to community architecture, and Derek Spooner for services to the design of hospices. Jacob, meanwhile, clinched an MBE for services to the RIBA, having worked for the institute for 29 years with 15 RIBA presidents and four chief executives. Also gaining an MBE was ex-Glasgow City Council conservation architect David Martin, for services to the conservation of the built environment.

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