Ruth Rogers also picks up award

Richard Rogers’ wife and architects from Purcell and Gradon were among those from the industry to have been awarded gongs in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Ruth Rogers, the co-founder of the River Cafe, was awarded a CBE while architects Jane Kennedy from conservation specialist Purcell and Tanja Harriet Smith, technical director at Northumberland practice Gradon Architecture, were awarded OBEs.

Catherine Noakes

Catherine Noakes

Also on the list is University of Leeds professor of environmental engineering for buildings, Catherine Noakes.

One of two engineers on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, Noakes (pictured) advised the government on how to limit the spread of covid-19 through the built environment.

Others recognised in this year’s list include former Transport for London commissioner Mike Brown, who has been made a CBE.

The list was dominated by those who had helped deal with the covid-19 pandemic.