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Sir Michael Hopkins Talk

Nottingham Architecture Event

17 Apr 2014

Nottingham University Architecture Event

National architecture figure to speak at university

One of Britain’s leading architects will visit Nottingham Trent University when it hosts a gala awards ceremony for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) East Midlands.

Sir Micheal Hopkins

Sir Michael Hopkins CBE – who was knighted for services to architecture – will along with his wife, Lady Patty, be guest of honour at the event on 15 May.

It comes during the year that Nottingham Trent University celebrates 170 years since the establishment of the Nottingham Government School of Design, the origin of art and design education in Nottingham and at the university.

The awards ceremony will take place in the atrium at the university’s RIBA- award-winning Newton building, which Hopkins Architects designed as part of the £90 million transformation of the Newton and Arkwright buildings.

A photography exhibition entitled ‘Hopkins in Nottingham: Nottingham on Camera 1994 – 2014’, by renowned photographer Martine Hamilton Knight DLitt (Hon), will also be on show during the event.

Peter Westland, dean of the university’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, said: “It’s an honour for us to welcome Sir Michael back to the building which he designed.

“The Newton and Arkwright buildings are architectural icons in Nottingham and the atrium, which sits between them, will provide a fitting venue for the 2014 RIBA East Midlands awards ceremony.

“We’re thrilled that Martine’s exhibition will be on show and we’re sure that it will make for a fascinating backdrop to this exciting event.”

Sir Michael was the designer behind a number of British architectural icons such as the London 2012 Velodrome and Portcullis House in Westminster.

Nottingham- based Mrs Hamilton Knight has specialised in architectural photography since 1990.

Nottingham Trent University’s new £60 million Students’ Union building, in Shakespeare Street, city centre, is shortlisted for one of the RIBA East Midlands awards.

Members of the public can visit the photography exhibition from 6 May to 15 May from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. It will also be open on Saturday 10 May from 10am to 4pm.

For more details about Nottingham Trent University’s 170 year celebrations, visit

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Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, central England, United Kingdom

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image : Martine Hamilton Knight
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