Edward Cullinan receives RIBA Gold Medal

The British architect Edward (Ted) Cullinan has received one of architecture's most prestigious prizes, the Royal Gold Medal.He was presented with the award by Sunand Prasad, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at a glittering ceremony, sponsored by Buro Happold, yesterday evening at the RIBA in London.

Awarded in recognition of a lifetime's work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by Her Majesty the Queen and is given annually to a person or group of people whose lifetime's work has had a significant influence on international architecture.

The honour recognises the impact Cullinan has made on architecture through his highly personal and inventive buildings. A renowned draftsman, he is best known for his imaginative houses, university buildings and visitor centres. Shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2002, the Gridshell at the Weald and Downland Museum in West Sussex is one of Cullinan's most recognised works, an essay in sustainable construction, and regarded as one of the finest and most original British buildings in recent years.

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