The RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) in London is one of the oldest and most prestigious architectural associations in Europe (1834). Since 1848, an oeuvre prize, the “Royal Gold Medal”, has been awarded by the British Head of State on the nomination of the RIBA. Since 2006, the RIBA has also given a number of recognitions every year to persons who make an important contribution to giving design and architecture a greater social image. In the past, photographers, curators, authors and architecture critics have received this award.
We congratulate Marc Dubois for being awarded a 2021 RIBA Honorary Fellowship!
Architecture critic Marc Dubois taught at the Higher Architecture Institute Sint-Lucas and subsequently at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture from 1979 to 2015. In addition to his many contributions for leading European professional journals, various publications have appeared, including his monograph on Gaston Eysselinck in 2019. In 2018 Dubois received the Ultima Flemish Culture award.
RIBA: "Marc Dubois is an eminent critic and lecturer on architecture in Belgium. Having written for most of the leading architectural journals in Europe during his career, he is an influential figure on the international architecture scene. Marc's focus has always been outward-looking, promoting the unique values of contemporary Flemish architecture. He is credited for helping to create the conditions that enabled many famous architecture practices of today to grow and flourish. His tireless international networking, promotion, documentation and critical reflection has transformed and re-positioned the country’s architecture."
The ceremony will take place in London in 2021. Read more on the 12 new RIBA Honorary Fellows 2021.
Bio Marc Dubois (°1950)
Architect and Professor at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (Campuses Sint-Lucas Ghent & Brussels) from 1979 to 2015. Co-founder with Christian Kieckens and chairman of Stichting Architektuur Museum (1983-1992) in Ghent. Commissioner of the exhibition “Architects from Flanders” for the Architecture Biennale of Venice (1991) and in Barcelona (1997). Co-initiator of the first Flanders Architectural Yearbook in 1993. Advisor for the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award Barcelona (from 1992 to 2020). Commissioner for the International Biennale Interieur in 1996 and 1998 in Kortrijk. Since 2015, president of DOCOMOMO Belgium. Received the ULTIMA Architecture Prize from the Flemish Government in 2018. Organized different lectures about architecture in Belgium in several European cities, schools and institutions.
Since 1996, correspondent for the Italian magazine CASABELLA. Author of “Belgio Architettura gli ultimi vent'anni” (Electa 1993). In the 1990s, architecture reviewer for KNACK weekly. Author of many articles in Belgian and international reviews. Author of books about the work of Albert van Huffel, Philippe Samyn, Álvaro Siza, Bart Lens, Vincent Van Duysen and others. Curator of an exhibition in 2019 about the reconstruction “Ostend 1944-1958”. Author of the recent monograph “Gaston Eysselinck 1907-1953 / In the footprints of Le Corbusier”.