The AJ’s sustainability editor Hattie Hartman has been named among the RIBA’s 14 new honorary fellows
Other recipients of the institute’s prestigious lifetime honour include BBC presenter Evan Davis, mayor of London Sadiq Khan, new Tate Modern director Maria Balshaw and director of the London Festival of Architecture Tamsie Thomson.
There was also recognition for Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein, whose show Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture is currently running at the RIBA’s Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place.
The fellowships are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to architecture in its broadest sense, such as its promotion, administration and outreach; and its role in building more sustainable communities and in the education of future generations.
Hartman said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to have the RIBA recognise the critical need to champion sustainable design. So often I’m asked, “Isn’t everybody already doing it?” The answer is a resounding “no!”
‘[This] recognition provides the fire I need to redouble my efforts to celebrate and promote best practice. There is so much more to be done.’
The 2018 RIBA Honorary Fellowships, which allow recipients to use the initials Hon FRIBA after their name, will be presented at a special event in London early next year.
This year’s new honorary fellows
- Maria Balshaw – Director of Tate
- Pablo Bronstein – Artist
- Dinah Casson – Designer
- Evan Davis – BBC Presenter
- Ian Firth – Structural and civil engineer
- Hattie Hartman – Journalist
- Catherine Ince - Senior curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Wasfi Kani - Grange Park Opera’s founder and chief executive
- Dr Tia Kansara - Economist, consultant
- Sadiq Khan – Mayor of London
- Ruth Lande Shuman - Industrial designer
- Robert Powell - Former creative director of BEAM, author and poet
- Tom Stuart-Smith - Landscape design
- Tamsie Thomson - Director of the London Festival of Architecture
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