Peter Cook is made a knight and David Pretty a CBE as Queen honours leading figures in construction industry

A number of prominent construction industry members were rewarded on The Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Archigram founder Peter Cook received a Knighthood for services to architecture and teaching. Cook co-designed the Graz Art Museum with Colin Fournier, and is cuurently helping HOK Sport design the Olympic Stadium.

Former Barratts chief executive David Pretty; William Robertson, executive chair of the Robertson Group; and Raymond Young, chair of Architecture and Design Scotland were named Commanders of the British Empire.

Recipients of the title Officer of the British Empire included architect David Adjaye and Clydebank Re-Build managing director Eleanor McAllister, Anthony John Newman, head of the European Unit for the Foundation for the Built Environment, and James Stewart, chief executive of Partnerships UK.

Among the new Members of the British Empire were Thomas Harper, best practice manager of Pearce Group; former director and librarian of the British Architectural Library Ruth Kamen and Women Builders founder and managing director Janet Shelley.