Royal Gold Medal 2020 Recipient: Grafton Architects

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Dublin-based practice Grafton Architects has been named the 2020 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal.

The Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture”.

“Receiving the Royal Gold Medal consolidates and inspires our conviction that architecture is an optimistic discipline with possibilities of imagining new ways of living, based on invention, respect, and economy in the use of precious natural resources.” – Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects and recipients of the Royal Gold Medal 2020.

Royal Gold Medal 2021

Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty The Queen and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence “either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture.”

Awarded since 1848, past Royal Gold Medallists include Grafton Architects (2020), Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (2019), Neave Brown (2018), Dame Zaha Hadid (2016), Frank Gehry (2000), Sir Norman Foster (1983), Frank Floyd Wright (1941) and Sir George Gilbert Scott (1859).

See the list of Royal Gold Medal recipients from 1980 to 2020.

The News was Sources from RIBA

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