10th September 2004




One of the country’s leading architects will receive an honorary award at the University of Lincoln next week.


Paul Hyett, Chairman of the architects RyderHKS, will be honoured for his contributions to architecture at a graduation ceremony held at Lincoln Cathedral.


Mt Hyett is being recognised not only for his involvements in major urban regeneration projects, but also for his work on schools, health establishments and specialist facilities such as the London Ambulance Service Control Centre.


In his recently completed £5.8 million project, Mr Hyett designed the Treatment Centre for Victims of Torture in Finsbury Park, London.


His qualifications include a Diploma in Architecture from the Architectural Association and a Master in Philosophy in Town Planning gained at University College London.


Mr Hyett has also lectured extensively in both the UK and Germany, and was President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from 2001 to 2003. 


He writes regularly for the architectural and national press and contributes to a weekly column in the RIBA Journal as well as writing for TV and radio.


Mr Hyett is also author of a series of books which focus on his concerns for more ecologically responsible architecture and for a fairer distribution of the opportunities for architects in developing countries.


 “The honorary doctorate award for Mr Hyett reflects the university’s admiration for his tireless work as RIBA Vice President and, subsequently, as President,” said Professor Vincent Shacklock, Dean of Art, Architecture and Design.


“He has pushed with characteristic personal energy for ecologically responsible design to be part of the architecture curriculum and we are pleased that he has accepted this doctorate in recognition of his commitment and achievements.”


Paul Hyett will receive his award on Tuesday 14th September at 11:30am.


For more information contact:

Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                                mcross@lincoln.ac.uk