Patty Hopkins (above) and Michael Anastassiades (top) were awarded OBEs
Architect Patty Hopkins, who founded Hopkins Architects 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 one of the UK’s best known architects and was jointly awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal with Michael Hopkins in 1994.
She was one of the early pioneers of high-tech architecture with her studio responsible for numerous significant buildings including Hopkins House, Schlumberger Research Centre, Westminster Underground Station, Portcullis House and the Olympic Velodrome.
London-based lighting designer Anastassiades was also honoured with an OBE. He is the founder of the eponymous brand and studio Michael Anastassiades and was a Dezeen Awards judge in 2020.
Samuel Ross received an MBE. Photo by Ollie Hammick
Also recognised in the New Year Honours list was Frances Sorrell who was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), the highest Order of the British Empire award.
Frances Sorrell co-founded design consultancy Newell and Sorrell with her husband John Sorrell along with educational charity Sorrell Foundation.
Designer Ross, co-founder of the Society of Black Architects English and Create Streets founder Boys Smith were all made Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the honours list.
The King’s New Year Honours are awarded each year in December. Together with the Birthday Honours given out on the King’s official birthday in June they make up part of the British honours system.
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