Ted Cullinan received the Royal Gold Medal for architecture at a black-tie dinner at the RIBA last night.
The award recognises a lifetime's achievement. At the presentation, Sunand Prasad, President of the RIBA said:
'It is a great privilege to award one of Britain's most remarkable architects with the Royal Gold Medal. Ted Cullinan is an architect who truly embodies the sustainability ethos; an architect who places people at the very heart of all his projects – from the people he builds for, the people he consults in the process and the people he designs with – not out of duty but in order to create enticing and satisfying buildings and places. On a personal level, I had the pleasure of working alongside Ted early in my career and I will always carry the values and lessons I learnt from this experience with me.'