Renowned Australian architect Philip Cox has been awarded an international fellowship from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The fellowship was presented at the RIBA at an event in London on 30 January.
A citation on the RIBA web site said:
"Philip Cox is the doyen of Australian architecture. His career has spanned the range of late 20th century architecture from rustic early houses of the ‘Sydney School’, via hi-tech to tensile structures. Nowadays Cox’s practice employs more than 350 staff and has completed projects in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, China and South-East Asia where he has designed the Helix Bridge and the Marina Bay Promenade, both in Singapore, and the Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia."
Other fellowships this year went to:
- Johan Celsing (Johan Celsing Arkitektkontor, Sweden)
- Izaskun Chinchilla (Izaskun Chinchilla Architects, Spain)
- Frederick Cooper (Cooper Graña Nicolini Architects, now CGGMS architects, Peru)
- Tom de Paor (dePaor, Ireland)
- Francisco Vieira de Campos and Cristina Guedes (Menos é Mais, Portugal)
- Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai, India)
- Siv Helene Stangeland and Reinhard Kropf (Helen and Hard, Norway and Austria)
- Vo Trong Nghia (Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Vietnam)
- Marie Jose Van Hee (MJose Van Hee Architecten, Belgium)
RIBA fellowships are awarded to non-British architects for their contribution to architecture, and are a lifetime award.
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