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Patty Hopkins to speak at AJ Women in Architecture luncheon

Book your tickets to hear architect Patty Hopkins, co-founder of Hopkins Architects, give a keynote address at this year’s AJ Women in Architecture Luncheon on 7 February

Co-founder of one of the largest, most successful practices in the UK, Hopkins attended the AA at age 17 (1959-68), where fellow students included Ed Jones, Jeremy Dixon and Nicholas Grimshaw. She worked for Frederick Gibberd during her year out, and Foster was on the jury of her final project, which used the Californian SCSD system.

She ran her own practice for 8 years, from graduation until 1976, while raising a family, before folding her practice to team up with husband Michael (after he left Foster’s) to form Hopkins Architects. Their first major projects were the conversion of the Port of London Authority building for Will Faber and the Green King Brewery building at Bury St Edmunds.

Hopkins is a trustee of the National Gallery and an Honorary Fellow of both the Royal Institute of Architects in Scotland and the American Institute of Architects.

As well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the Stirling Prize- shortlisted practice, Hopkins has led a slew of projects including the new opera house at Glyndebourne and the Jubilee Campus of the University of Nottingham.

Hopkins and her husband, who met at the AA, were awarded the RIBA Gold Medal in 1994, making the duo only the second couple (after Ray and Charles Eames) to have done so. 

Tickets are on sale now for the popular event at the five-star Langham Hotel in Portland Place, London on 7 February, where the winners of the AJ Women in Architecture awards will be announced.


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