Much like the 2019 New Year Honours list, those recognised in the AEC industry for 2020 leaves a lot to be desired. With the Grenfell tragedy still sitting firmly at the fore, poor payment practices and issues with major project delays, it may come as no surprise that this year’s honours are short.

Despite this, here are those within the AEC industry who made this year’s Honours list for 2020:


Professor John Ernest Nolan – chairman of the Construction Industry Council and president of the Institution of Structural Engineers – for services to structural engineering and the construction industry.

Peter George Hansford FREng for services to services to innovation in civil engineering.

James Fobert for services to architecture.

Peter Geoffrey Freeman, co-founder of developer Argent, for services to housing and communities.

Professor Colin Gareth Bailey, president and principal of the Queen Mary University of London, for services to engineering.

Dr Hayaatun Sillem, chief executive of the Royal Academy of Engineering, for services to international engineering.


Corrienne Peasgood, principal of City College in Norwich, for services to Safeguarding and Construction Skills in Norfolk.

Professor Sadie Anna Morgan, founding director of dRMM Architects, for services to the advocacy of design in the built environment.

Professor Phillip John Jones, professor at Welsh School of Architecture. for services to architecture and decarbonisation.

Dawn Rebecca Fitt, engineering apprenticeship training co-ordinator at the Bedford College, for services to training, inclusion and diversity in engineering.


Yewande Modupe Mayomi-Akinola, principal engineer at Laing O’Rourke, for services to engineering and diversity in STEM design and innovation.

Olanike Adefemi Folayan, co-founder of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers UK, for services to diversity in engineering.

John White, director at Southwark Construction Skills Centre, for services to the community in South London.

Professor Eyal Weizman, a British Israeli architect, for services to architecture.

Harry Fotios Paticas, creator and architect of the Stairway to Heaven Memorial, for services to the community in Bethnal Green, London Borough of Tower Hamlets.


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Source: PBC Today


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