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Asif Khan joins starchitects on list of UK's 'most influential figures'

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Upcoming star Asif Khan has joined Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid and David Chipperfield on Debrett’s list of the UK’s most influential figures

David Adjaye and AHMM’s Simon Allford are also named on the 2015 list along with Garden Bridge designer Thomas Heatherwick and engineer Jane Wernick.

Cathy Slessor, editor of AJ sister-title the Architectural Review and developers Colette O’Shea of Land Securities and Peabody’s Claire Bennie have also made it onto the annual who’s who of the country’s leading personalities.

The full list of architecture and design figures on Debrett’s 500

  • David Adjaye
  • Simon Allford
  • David Chipperfield
  • Norman Foster
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Thomas Heatherwick
  • Asif Khan
  • Richard Rogers
  • Claire Bennie
  • Colette O’Shea
  • David Higgins
  • Alison Nimmo
  • Cathy Slessor
  • Jane Wernick
  • Andrew Wolstenholme
  • Deyan Sudjic
  • Julia Peyton-Jones
  • Hans-Ulrich Obrist
  • Charles Robert Saumarez Smith
  • Nicholas Serota
  • John Sorrell
  • Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby
  • Neville Brody
  • Margaret Calvert
  • Jonathan Ive
  • Morag Myerscough
  • David Pearson

The annual list, which also covers politics, education and sport, recognizes the most influential people in British society.

Read the full list here.

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Readers' comments (1)

  • How strange that this year's list leaves out most of the women that appeared on last year's list (Alison Brookes, Denorah Saunt, Amanda Levete, Sarah Wigglesworth, Eva Jiricna, Vicky Richardson et al). This suggests that the whole thing has to be taken with a pinch of salt as merely a thing of individual taste.

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