11th July 2003

 

HONORARY DOCTORATE FOR WORLD-CLASS ARCHITECT

 

The world-class architect who designed The Deep in Hull is to be honoured by the University of Lincoln later this month.

 

The instantly recognisable work of Sir Terry Farrell includes some of the world’s most high-profile building schemes and city masterplans of the last 40 years.

 

As well as The Deep he is also responsible for the Peak Tower and Kowloon Station in Hong Kong, the aquarium in Seattle, the Transportation Centre at Inchon International Airport in Seoul, the Dean Centre Art Gallery in Edinburgh and the award-winning International Centre for Life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

 

In London he transformed the skyline and animated the banks of the Thames with his Charing Cross Station and MI6 headquarters building. He designed Greenwich Pier and his practice recently won the commission to design the new London headquarters for the Home Office.

 

Alongside work on his many projects, Sir Terry has held a number of influential professional positions including Founding Chairman of the Urban Design Alliance, President of the Urban Design Group, RIBA Vice President for the Environment and Urban Design and Commissioner for English Heritage.

 

He has won a host of awards including the Order of the British Empire in 1978.  He was made Commander of the British Empire for services to architecture in 1996 and was knighted in 2001.

 

“As a university with a leading and well regarded architecture school we are pleased to be able to pay tribute to such a prominent architect as Sir Terry Farrell,” said a university spokesman.

 

“His contribution to the architecture of Hull and of cities across the world is of the highest order and we are delighted to be able to welcome him to one of our awards ceremonies in Hull later this month.”

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                     email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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