HONORARY LIVERYMEN OF THE WCCA - IN HONOUR OF SUPPORT OF THE COMPANY OR CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE:
Richard England (July 2023)
Richard England was born in Malta in 1937 and graduated in Architecture from the University of Malta. He continued his studies in Italy at the Milan Polytechnic while working as a student-architect in the studio of the Italian architect-designer Gio Ponti. England is also a poet, sculptor, photographer and artist and the author of several books (art, architecture, mythology and religion.) Monographs have been published on his work by Charles Knevitt, Edwin Heathcote, Chris Abel, Dennis Sharp and Maurizio Vitta, and writers on his work include Renzo Piano, Daniel Libeskind, Juhani Pallasmaa, Paolo Portoghesi and Mario Botta. England holds professorships at various universities in the U.S.A, U.K. and Europe and he is an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Vice-President of the International Academy of Architecture, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an Officer of The Order of Merit of the Government of Malta. His buildings have earned him numerous International prizes and awards, including the C.I.C.A. silver medal, the 2000 Belgrade Architectural Triennale Gold Medal and the 2006 International Academy of Architecture Grand Prix. He was also the recipient of the 2012 International Academy of Architecture Annual Award, the Malta Kamra Tal-Periti Life Time Achievement Galizia prize, and the Commonwealth Association of Architects Robert Matthew Award. In 2020 he was appointed Commendatore dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia.
Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli (April 2023)
Michael Raymond Mainelli is a scientist and economist. He founded Z/Yen, the City of London’s leading think-tank and venture firm, in 1994. Z/Yen is renowned for its Global Financial, Green Finance, and Smart Centres indices, as well as notable ‘firsts’ in technology research. He has advised numerous governments and municipalities around the world. Michael was educated at Harvard, Trinity College Dublin, and with a PhD from the London School of Economics, where he was also Visiting Professor in innovation and IT.
Michael also completed the first digital maps of the world in 1983, he is a fellow of Kings College London, Goodenough College, and Gresham College, visiting professor at UCL’s Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.
He is active in twelve livery companies, past Master of the World Traders, an Alderman of the City of London for Broad Street and late Sheriff of the City of London 2019-2021, with charity interests in the environment, education, and care.
His third book, written with Ian Harris, ‘’The Price Of Fish: A New Approach To Wicked Economics And Better Decisions’’, this won the Independent Publisher Book Awards Finance, Investment & Economics Gold Prize.
A. Eugene Kohn, Founder & Chairman KPF (January 2023)
March 9, 2023
It is with great sadness that we pass on the news that our dear friend, colleague, and mentor A. Eugene Kohn has died of cancer at age 92.
Gene co-founded Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in 1976, along with partners William Pedersen and Sheldon Fox and shaped it into one of the world’s most impactful architectural practices. With characteristic optimism, diplomacy and unfailing goodwill, he brought together designers and engineers, clients and civic leaders to achieve significant projects that have changed many of our great cities around the world for the better. His skill in understanding the relationship between architecture and commerce allowed him to find creative solutions, building consensus between designers and developers. Well known as a consummate communicator, Gene taught at Harvard and Columbia and contributed his energies for over seven decades to his alma mater U Penn.
Gene was most proud of his family and of the firm that he built. He was an active participant in his professional pursuits until the end. He believed passionately in the principle of teamwork and encouraged all who worked with him to realise their dreams.
An avid watercolorist, Gene was also an artist and had a deep appreciation for all things beautiful. He organised KPF as a collaborative collection of mutually supportive colleagues, all dedicated to excellence in design. Gene’s spirit and his mission will live on in the firm that he loved.
Sheila O'Donnell & John Tuomey, FRIAI, FRIBA, Hon FAIA, Hon RSUA Founders O'Donnell+Tuomey (July 2022)
Christopher Coombe, Solicitor - Linklaters LLP (April 2022)
Professor Jan Gehl, Hon. FAIA (April 2022)
Eva Jiřičná, CBE RA (January 2022)
The Late Sir Alastair Stewart Bt (July 2012)
Sir Stuart Lipton (January 2000)
Rt Hon The Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank PC (July 1994)
David Wylie (April 2016)
Joseph Rykwert CBE (September 2016)
Ann Head (October 2016)