Architect Amanda Levete and Arup director Peter Budd among sector’s accolade recipients
Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and aviation-specialist Arup director Peter Budd have led the latest crop of honours awarded to design- and construction-sector professionals in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
They were joined by Nuclear New Build Company director general Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson and High Speed Two phase two managing director Alison Munro in being awarded CBEs at the weekend on the Queen’s official birthday.
Lord’s Media Centre-designer Levete, founder of the AL_A practice, received her honour in recognition of “services to architecture”, while Budd – who is deputy chairman of the China Britain Business Council – was awarded his CBE for services to promoting British trade in China.
Cadoux-Hudson’s CBE is in recognition of services to low-carbon electricity, while Munro’s acknowledges contributions to the rail industry.
OBEs were awarded to William Gowdy, director of engineering procurement at Northern Ireland Water; Roger Hargreaves, High Speed Two director responsible for hybrid-bill delivery; Kerry Mashford, chief executive of the National Energy Foundation; Maria McCaffery, former chief executive of trade association RenewableUK; and Roisin Wilmott, Wales director of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Elsewhere in the honours MBEs went to Asif Khan – who runs an eponymous architecture and design practice in London, and Johann Muldoon, conservation specialist and director at Northern Ireland’s Manor Architects.
Other MBE recipients included: Isabel Martinson, executive chairman of the Considerate Constructors Scheme; Kevin Clancy, former head of construction at York College; Neil May, UCL senior research fellow and director of the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance; and Richard Taylor, visiting professor in civil engineering at the University of Bristol.