RIBA Honorary Fellowships: Frank McDonald and Sandra O’Connell
Published: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Two Dublin-based architectural writers have received Honorary Fellowships from the RIBA: Irish Times Environment Editor and author Frank McDonald and Dr Sandra O’Connell, Editor of the RIAI’s Architecture Ireland and Annual Review as well as Founding Curator of Open House Dublin.RIBA Honorary Fellowships reward individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, including politics, journalism, architecture, engineering and the arts. They are awarded annually to people who have made a particular contribution to architecture – in the broadest sense. This includes its promotion, administration and outreach; and its role in building more sustainable communities and in the education of future generations. The 2012 RIBA Honorary Fellowships will be presented at a ceremony at the RIBA in London on 9 February 2012 and a full list of fellow is on www.architecture.com/awards.
RIBA President Angela Brady said: “Each of this year's Honorary Fellows has made an enormous contribution to architecture, whether as a practitioner, designer, curator, writer or policy maker. The RIBA values everything that they have brought – in their very different ways – to the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the world of architecture. I look forward to presenting them with their Honorary Fellowships in February.”