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McCloud, Reid and Inskip honoured by Queen

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Television’s Kevin McCloud and conservation architect Peter Inskip have been made MBEs in the New Year’s Honours list

The 54-year old Grand Designs presenter and developer was recognised for his services to sustainable living and energy saving. Famous for his TV work, McCloud’s development company, HAB, is pushing the green agenda including the recently completed Glenn Howells-designed Triangle housing eco-housing scheme in Swindon.

Joining McCloud as a Member of the British Empire is 69-year old Peter Inskip who has been recognised for his services to conservation.

The co-founder of Inskip + Jenkins, who was director of studies in architecture at Cambridge University from 1972-80 has advised the likes of Heritage Lottery Fund, the War Graves Commission and the World Monuments Fund. Inskip has also worked on a slew of heritage buildings including Somerset House, St Paul the Apostle (pictured) and Castle Drogo.

Also recognised on this year’s Honours List is Seona Reid the former director of the Glasgow School of Art.

Reid, who held the role for 14 years until she stepped down last summer, has been made a Dame in recognition of her work in the creative industries. The award comes as the School’s £50 million Reid Building, named after Reid and designed by leading US architect Steven Holl in partnership with Glasgow-based JM Architects, nears completion.

Sculptor Anthony Gormley also received a Knighthood for services to the arts and BRE director Deborah Anne Pullen (who is also director of the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network) received an MBE for ‘services to innovation and knowledge transfer’.

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  • dominic cox

    congratulations peter. a more scholarly architect is hard to imagine.
    peter inskip interviewed me at gonville and caius in 1981, and offered a place on the architecture tripos for which i am eternally grateful.
    during the interview i remarked that something or other was typical lutyens, to which he replied that that was an oxymoron, or words to that effect.
    he was succeeded as dos by the time i went up a year later, by peter carl, an equal scholar who worked for michael graves prior to his vietnam call up.

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