College of Architecture Professor Harry Francis Mallgrave was inducted as an Honorary Fellow into the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) on February 6, 2013, at a black tie dinner and awards ceremony in London. The ceremony honored Mallgrave and eleven other new fellows, chosen from around the world for their lifetime contributions to the field of architecture.
British architect Niall McLaughlin cited Mallgrave’s translation and critical introduction of Gottfried Semper’s Style as having popularized one of the most significant works of architectural theory of the nineteenth century.
“Professor Mallgrave’s thinking on architectural history as well as contemporary theory is pointing us away from looking at buildings as objects and toward an experience of architecture,” said McLaughlin.
See his full introduction and Mallgrave’s acceptance speech:
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was also given the RIBA Gold Medal at the prestigious affair.