Last May the Chamber of Architects nominated Professor Richard England for the Robert Matthew Award. The award commemorates the first President of the Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA), Sir Robert Matthew, and recognizes contributions of initiatives to architectural development within a Commonwealth context. The award is given to architects or companies of architects that give the greatest contribution within the country or region they work in.
The CAA jury decided to give the prestigious award to Professor Richard England, who was the one chosen among five contesting candidates. Past winners of the award included IAA Academician Ken Yeang together with TR Hamzah and Yeang from Malaysia, Philip Cox from Australia. Ian Ritchie from UK Architects and Arup Associates, also from the UK.
The IAA President Acad. Amedeo Schiattarella sent an official letter to the winner expressing sincere congratulations for this great success and recognition.