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Patty Hopkins recognised in King’s New Years honours listing

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Architect Patty Hopkins and lighting designer Michael Anastassiades have been awarded OBEs in King Charles III’s New Yr Honours listing.

Additionally recognised within the listing had been designers Samuel Ross and Frances Mary Sorrell, together with architect Audley English and Create Streets founder Nicholas Boys Smith.

Patty Hopkins
Patty Hopkins (above) and Michael Anastassiades (prime) had been awarded OBEs

Architect Patty Hopkins, who based Hopkins Architects together with her husband Michael Hopkins, was made an Officer of Order of the British Empire (OBE), the second-highest Order of the British Empire award.

Patty Hopkins is among the UK’s finest identified architects and was collectively awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal with Michael Hopkins in 1994.

She was one of many early pioneers of high-tech structure together with her studio liable for quite a few important buildings together with Hopkins Home, Schlumberger Analysis Centre, Westminster Underground Station, Portcullis Home and the Olympic Velodrome.

London-based lighting designer Anastassiades was additionally honoured with an OBE. He’s the founding father of the eponymous model and studio Michael Anastassiades and was a Dezeen Awards choose in 2020.

His studio has designed lighting for quite a few manufacturers together with Flos, Herman Miller, Bang & Olufsen and Cassina.

Designer Samuel Ross at Land exhibition
Samuel Ross obtained an MBE. Picture by Ollie Hammick

Additionally recognised within the New Yr Honours listing was Frances Sorrell who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), the very best Order of the British Empire award.

Frances Sorrell co-founded design consultancy Newell and Sorrell together with her husband John Sorrell together with instructional charity Sorrell Basis.

Designer Ross, co-founder of the Society of Black Architects English and Create Streets founder Boys Smith had been all made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) within the honours listing.

The King’s New Yr Honours are awarded annually in December. Along with the Birthday Honours given out on the King’s official birthday in June they make up a part of the British honours system.

In final 12 months’s listing Scottish-Ghanaian architect Lesley Lokko was awarded an OBE, whereas British artist Grayson Perry was awarded a CBE.


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