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British Council's Richardson among new RIBA Honorary fellows

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Vicky Richardson, who commissioned this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, has been named as one of the RIBA’s 13 new Honorary fellows

The British Council’s director of architecture is joined on the list by, among others: architectural historian Kurt Forster, who masterminded the ninth Architectural Biennale in Venice in 2004; the founder of structural engineering firm Atelier One Neil Thomas; and the producer of The Brits Who Built The Modern World, Peter Sweasy.

The full list of 2015 RIBA Honorary Fellows

  • Peter Carl, academic, London Metropolitan University
  • Marilyn Dyer, Architectural Association registrar
  • Gerald Hines, founder and chairman of HINES
  • Niall Hobhouse, client and curator
  • Kurt W Forster, architectural historian
  • Ola Kolehmainen, artist
  • Ian Latham, publisher and writer
  • Frosso Pimenides, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
  • Vicky Richardson, director of architecture, British Council
  • Peter Sweasey, television producer
  • Mark Swenarton, architectural historian and critic
  • Neil Thomas, structural engineer
  • Dalibor Vesely, academic

Honorary Fellowships are awarded annually to those who have made a contribution to architecture and the achievements of the profession.

The recipients were selected by an honours committee chaired by RIBA president Stephen Hodder alongside architecture critic Joseph Rykwert and architects Benedetta Tagliabue, Eric Parry and Louisa Hutton.

The fellowships will be awarded at an event at the RIBA’s headquarters on 3 February 2015.

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