RIBA Royal Gold Medal

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal was inaugurated by Queen Victoria in 1848. It is conferred annually on a distinguished architect, person, or firm “whose work has promoted, either directly or indirectly, the advancement of architecture.” www.riba.org

Year Architect
1848 Charles Robert Cockerell (UK)
1849 Luigi Canina (Italy)
1850 Sir Charles Barry (UK)
1851 Thomas L. Donaldson (UK)
1852 Leo von Klenze (Germany)
1853 Sir Robert Smirke (UK)
1854 Philip Hardwick (UK)
1855 Jacques Ignace Hittorff (France)
1856 Sir William Tite (UK)
1857 Owen Jones (UK)
1858 Friedrich August Stuler (Germany)
1859 Sir George Gilbert Scott (UK)
1860 Sydney Smirke (UK)
1861 Jean-Baptiste Cicéron Lesueur (France)
1862 Robert Willis (UK)
1863 Anthony Salvin (UK)
1864 Eugène Emmanuel Violett-le-Duc (France)
1865 Sir James Pennethorne (UK)
1866 Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt (UK)
1867 Charles Texier (France)
1868 Sir Henry Layard (UK)
1869 C.R. Lepsius (Germany)
1870 Benjamin Ferrey (UK)
1871 James Fergusson (UK)
1872 Baron von Schmidt (Austria)
1873 Thomas Henry Wyatt (UK)
1874 George Edmund Street (UK)
1875 Edmund Sharpe (UK)
1876 Joseph Louis Duc (France)
1877 Charles Barry Jr. (UK)
1878 Alfred Waterhouse (UK)
1879 Marquis de Vogue (France)
1880 John L. Pearson (UK)
1881 George Godwin (UK)
1882 Baron von Ferstel (Austria)
1883 Francis C. Penrose (UK)
1884 William Butterfield (UK)
1885 H. Schliemann (Germany)
1886 Charles Garnier (France)
1887 Ewan Christian (UK)
1888 Baron von Hansen (Austria)
1889 Sir Charles T. Newton (UK)
1890 John Gibson (UK)
1891 Sir Arthur Blomfield (UK)
1892 Cesar Daly (France)
1893 Richard Morris Hunt
1894 Lord Frederic Leighton (UK)
1895 James Brooks (UK)
1896 Sir Ernest George (UK)
1897 Petrus Josephus Hubertus Cuypers (Netherlands)
1898 George Aitchison (UK)
1899 George Frederick Bodley (UK)
1900 Rodolfo Amadeo Lanciani (Italy)
1901 No award granted due to the death of Queen Victoria
1902 Thomas Edward Collcutt (UK)
1903 Charles F. McKim
1904 Auguste Choisy (France)
1905 Sir Aston Webb (UK)
1906 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (UK)
1907 John Belcher (UK)
1908 Honore Daumet (France)
1909 Sir Arthur John Evans (UK)
1910 Sir Thomas Graham Jackson (UK)
1911 Wilhelm Dorpfeld (Germany)
1912 Basil Champneys (UK)
1913 Sir Reginald Blomfield (UK)
1914 Jean Louis Pascal (France)
1915 Frank Darling (Canada)
1916 Sir Robert Rowand Anderson (UK)
1917 Henri Paul Nenot (France)
1918 Ernest Newton (UK)
1919 Leonard Stokes (UK)
1920 Charles Louis Girault (France)
1921 Sir Edwin Lutyens (UK)
1922 Thomas Hastings
1923 Sir John James Burnet (UK)
1924 No award granted
1925 Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (UK)
1926 Ragnar Östberg (Sweden)
1927 Sir Herbert Baker (UK)
1928 Sir Guy Dawber (UK)
1929 Victor Laloux (France)
1930 Sir Percy Scott Worthington (UK)
1931 Sir Edwin Cooper (UK)
1932 Hendrik Petrus Berlage (Netherlands)
1933 Sir Charles Reed Peers (UK)
1934 Henry Vaughan Lanchester (UK)
1935 Willem Marinus Dudok (Netherlands)
1936 Charles Henry Holden (UK)
1937 Sir Raymond Unwin (UK)
1938 Ivar Tengbom (Sweden)
1939 Sir Percy Thomas (UK)
1940 Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (UK)
1941 Frank Lloyd Wright
1942 William Curtis Green (UK)
1943 Sir Charles Herbert Reilly (UK)
1944 Sir Edward Maufe (UK)
1945 Victor Vesnin (USSR)
1946 Sir Patrick Abercrombie (UK)
1947 Sir Albert Edward Richardson (UK)
1948 Auguste Perret (France)
1949 Sir Howard Robertson (UK)
1950 Eleil Saarinen (Finland/US)
1951 Emanuel Vincent Harris (UK)
1952 George Grey Wornum (UK)
1953 Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) (Switzerland/France)
1954 Sir Arthur Stephenson (Australia)
1955 John Murray Easton (UK)
1956 Walter Gropius (Germany/US)
1957 Alvar Aalto (Finland)
1958 Robert Schofield Morris (Canada)
1959 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Germany/US)
1960 Pier Luigi Nervi (Italy)
1961 Lewis Mumford
1962 Sven Gottfrid Markelius (Sweden)
1963 Lord William Graham Holford (UK)
1964 E. Maxwell Fry (UK)
1965 Kenzo Tange (Japan)
1966 Ove Arup (UK)
1967 Sir Nikolaus Pevsner (UK)
1968 R. Buckminster Fuller
1969 Jack Antonio Coia (UK)
1970 Sir Robert Matthew (UK)
1971 Hubert de Cronin Hastings (UK)
1972 Louis I. Kahn
1973 Sir Leslie Martin (UK)
1974 Powell & Moya (UK)
1975 Michael Scott (Ireland)
1976 Sir John Summerson (UK)
1977 Sir Denys Lasdun (UK)
1978 Jørn Utzon (Denmark)
1979 The Office of Charles and Ray Eames
1980 James Stirling (UK)
1981 Sir Philip Dowson (UK)
1982 Berthold Lubetkin (Georgia)
1983 Sir Norman Foster (UK)
1984 Charles Correa (India)
1985 Sir Richard Rogers (UK)
1986 Arata Isozaki (Japan)
1987 Ralph Erskine (Sweden)
1988 Richard Meier
1989 Renzo Piano (Italy)
1990 Aldo van Eyck (Netherlands)
1991 Sir Colin Stansfield Smith (UK)
1992 Peter Rice (UK)
1993 Giancarlo de Carlo (Italy)
1994 Sir Michael and Lady Patricia Hopkins (UK)
1995 Colin Rowe (UK/US)
1996 Harry Seidler (Australia)
1997 Tadao Ando (Japan)
1998 Oscar Niemeyer (Brazil)
1999 Barcelona, Spain
2000 Frank Gehry
2001 Jean Nouvel (France)
2002 Archigram (UK)
2003 Rafael Moneo (Spain)
2004 Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands)
2005 Frei Otto (Germany)
2006 Toyo Ito (Japan)
2007 Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron (Switzerland)
2008 Edward Cullinan (UK)
2009 Álvaro Siza (Portugal)
2010 I.M. Pei
2011 David Chipperfield
2012 Herman Hertzberger (Netherlands)
2013 Peter Zumthor (Switzerland)
2014 Joseph Rykwert

Source: Royal Institute of British Architects