Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal Gold Medal is approved personally by His Majesty the King and will be awarded to Yasmeen Lari on the night in recognition of her significant influence in the advancement of architecture.
As Pakistan's first female architect, Lari’s work in heritage conservation, humanitarian architecture, and zero carbon footprint concepts will be honoured at this event. Lari will be discussing her work with Part W at an in conversation event on 12 June 2023.
Come together to celebrate her achievements at the home of architecture, 66 Portland Place, London. Be inspired as we screen a short film commissioned by RIBA to honour Lari’s services to architecture, activism, and education, before witnessing the presentation of the 2023 Royal Gold Medal.
About Yasmeen Lari
With a long and illustrious career, Yasmeen Lari has been a revolutionary force in Pakistan. She has had an immeasurable influence on the trajectory of the architecture and humanitarian work in the country. Since officially retiring in 2000, she transferred her attention to creating accessible, environmentally friendly construction techniques to help people below the poverty line and communities displaced by natural disasters and the impact of climate change.
Following on from arrival refreshments, guests will enjoy a three course meal with a carefully curated seasonal menu.
Dress code: dress to impress
Our Royal Gold Medal events are sponsored by Arper and supported by Champagne Taittinger.