UK architect Sir David Chipperfield CBE has received the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from RIBA.
Presented in recognition of a lifetime's work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved by Her Majesty the Queen, and is given to a person or group of people who have had a significant influence "either directly or indirectly on the advancement of architecture".
David Chipperfield has won various awards including the Andrea Palladio Prize in 1993 and the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999.
He was also awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2009, and was named Knight Bachelor for services to architecture in the UK and Germany at the UK New Year Honours 2010.
David Chipperfield's practice has also won over 50 national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA, RFAC and AIA awards, and the RIBA Stirling Prize 2007.