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Queen's birthday honours: Zaha Hadid becomes dame

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Double Stirling Prize-winner Zaha Hadid has been made a dame in the Queen’s birthday honours

On receiving her damehood Hadid said: ‘It is a tremendous honour for me to receive this award. I’m delighted that architecture has been recognised in this way. My father went to the London School of Economics in the 1930s, and everything he learned at the time is why I have always leaned towards the UK.’

The Iraqi-born architect and the designer behind the London 2012 Aquatics Centre was among a number of professionals recognised for their outstanding achievements in architecture and construction with links to this year’s Olympics.

Recipients of OBEs were the director of infrastructure and the head of design at the Olympic Delivery Authority, and CLM chief executive Ian Galloway.

Pete Bonfield, BRE chief executive and NFB chief executive Alison Perry have also been awarded OBEs.

Professor James McDonald, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Strathclyde, received a Knighthood for services to education, engineering and the economy.

Professor Michael Sterling will also be knighted for services to higher education, science and engineering.

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Dr. Peter Bonfield; chief executive of BRE, for services to research and innovation in the construction industry.

Jerome Frost; head of design and regeneration at the Olympic Delivery Authority, for services to regeneration.

Ian Galloway; programme director and CEO at CLM Delivery Partner, for services to the construction industry.

David Gilbert; director of regeneration at Carmarthenshire County Council, for services to regeneration and skills and to the community in West Wales.

Milica Kitson; Constructing Excellence CEO, for services to the construction industry in Wales.

Alison Perry; managing director of Triangle Builders Ltd and Chair of the National Federation of Builders, for services to the construction industry.

Simon Wright; director of infrastructure and utilities at the Olympic Delivery Authority, for services to the construction industry.


Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

James Bayley; lately CEO of London and Continental Railways Ltd, for services to the rail industry.

Colin Smith; Director of engineering and technology at Rolls-Royce plc, for services to engineering.

Ann Santry; CEO of the Sovereign Housing Association, for services to social housing.


Members of the Order of the British Empire

Robert Hegan; For services to economic development and to the construction industry in Northern Ireland (County Down)

Martyn Lass; enabling works project manager for London 2012, Atkins.  For services to the construction industry (Surrey)

Charles Judge; lately director of legal services and procurement, One North East.  For services to the Regional Development Agency Network and the North-east Region (Tyne and Wear)

Malachy Mcgreevy; general manager, Rail Services.  For services to public transport in Northern Ireland.

Dr Lori Barbara McElroy; Director, Sust.  for services to Sustainable Building Design.

John Wood; chairman, Formula Student.  For services to mechanical engineering.

Professor Nigel Allinson; distinguished professor of image engineering, University of Lincoln.  For services to Engineering (Lincolnshire)

Kenneth Combes; engineering site manager, Lynx Simulator Facility, RNAS Yeovilton, CAE. For services to defence.

Patrick Hurst; managing director, Munster Simms Engineering.  For services to the Northern Ireland business community.


Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Alice Burke; For services to housing in Hackney (London)

Paul Lewis; For services to the Royal Mail, engineering and the community in South Glamorgan.

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