Architect of major redevelopments of Tate St Ives and Kettle’s Yard awarded CBE

Jamie Fobert has been appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, for services to architecture

His recent work includes highly acclaimed extensions to Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge and Tate St Ives in Cornwall, which in 2018 won the Art Fund Museum of the Year and was shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

He is currently working on the major redevelopment of the National Portrait Gallery in London and a new Maggie’s Centre in Coventry.

Jamie Fobert said: “I am so honoured and thankful to have been appointed a CBE. When I arrived in London from Canada in 1988, I never imagined anything like this could happen. I have been more than content to be able to practice in Britain these 30 years, alongside a great number of talented and generous colleagues, engineers and consultants. I have been privileged to work with local communities from St Ives to Coventry on many wonderful projects and, most importantly, with the most incredible set of clients any architect could hope for.

Architecture is not an individual pursuit; I owe so much to so many. I’m very thankful for the life I have been given in the UK and for the generous and welcoming spirt that has been my experience of the British people.”