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The Royal Institute of British Architects might be a tough crowd to please (the London chair recently resigned in the face of a “no confidence” vote — meow!) but its taste is unimpeachable.
Each year the organization awards accolades to a host of British architects for their built work in the field, seeking the edifice that made the “greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.” Of its 102 honorees in the 2010 RIBA Awards, 93 are in the UK, with the remaining 9 sprinkled across Europe.
And despite economic woes, the show will go on. President Ruth Reedsaid, “In the midst of the deepest recession in the 45 year history of theRIBA Awards, this year’s awards demonstrate that although times might be hard for architects, there are still great buildings being built throughout the country and overseas.”