05 June 2014
The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling and awarded annually to "the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year."
Stephen Hodder MBE, RIBA President and the winner of the inaugural Stirling Prize in 1996, discusses the history of the Stirling Prize, and takes a look at the future of architecture discussing its social and political impact on the built environment.
This is the 2014 Gresham Special Lecture.
Photographs taken at this event are available on the Gresham College Flickr page.
Stephen Hodder is President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
He was educated at the School of Architecture, University of Manchester, where he gained a Distinction in the Bachelor of Architecture degree. Following university he joined the Building Design Partnership in 1981 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982. He has been in practice since 1983.
Stephen Hodder has written and lectured widely, has been a visiting examiner at a number of schools of architecture and was until recently the visiting professor at the Birmingham School of Architecture. He regularly acts as an assessor for architectural competitions and awards systems. He was awarded an MBE for services to architecture in the Queens Birthday Honours List in 1998. He received an honorary doctorate in 2006 from the Manchester Metropolitan University for his regional, national and international contribution to architecture and won the Roses Design Award for 'Architect of the Year' in the same year.
Stephen Hodder served as the RIBA's Vice President Membership (Nations and Regions) before becoming President Elect in 2012. He took up office on 1 September 2013.