London mayor Boris Johnson has been made an honorary fellow of the RIBA
His mayoral predecessor Ken Livingstone landed a FRIBA five years ago.
The RIBA Honorary Fellowships are given out annually to people thought to have made a ‘particular contribution’ to architecture.
RIBA president Angela Brady said: ‘Each of this year’s Honorary Fellows has made an enormous contribution to architecture, whether as a practitioner, designer, curator, writer or policy maker.
‘The RIBA values everything that they have brought – in their very different ways – to the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world of architecture. I look forward to presenting them with their Honorary Fellowships in February.’
RIBA international fellowships were also awarded to Momoyo Kaijima and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow in Japan; Carlos Ferrater of Office of Architecture in Barcelona, Spain; Sou Fujimoto of Sou Fujimoto Architects, Japan; Germany’s Anna Heringer; Switzerland’s Christian Kerez and Francisco Mangado of Spain.
- Nicole Crockett, chief executive, Building Exploratory
- Robert Elwall, assistant director, Photographs Collection, British Architectural Library, RIBA
- Adrian Forty, academic and writer
- Malcolm Hankey, managing director, Civic Trust Awards
- Boris Johnson, mayor of London
- Doug King, environmental engineer, King Shaw Associates
- Fiona MacCarthy, writer
- Frank McDonald, environment editor, Irish Times
- Sandra O’Connell, writer and curator, Open House Dublin
- Peter Wynne Rees, chief planning officer, City of London
- Peter Salter, academic and writer
- Richard Simmons, academic and former Chief Executive, CABE
- Chris Smith, national planning director, English Heritage
- Ai Weiwei, artist
Boris Johnson scoops RIBA honorary fellowship