Following his victory in the one-horse race to become the next RIBA president, Stephen Hodder has again experienced the unrelenting spotlight of publicity and the pressures of true ‘fame’
The ripples of his success have been felt nationally and have, perhaps surprisingly, even percolated through to the powers that be at the BBC. Last week his name turned up on flagship quiz show Eggheads.
A challenger was asked: ‘Stephen Hodder is famous in what field: cookery, floristry or architecture?’ Fortunately for the Great Hoddini, the contestant, after a brief dither, got the answer right. A minor beachhead in the battle for the hearts and minds of the wider public.