The Royal Institute of British Architects' Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in architecture. It is named after the architect James Stirling and awarded annually to "the architects of the building which has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year."
Stephen Hodder MBE, RIBA President and the winner of the inaugural Stirling Prize in 1996, discusses the history of the Stirling Prize, and takes a look at the future of architecture discussing its social and political impact on the built environment.
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Stephen Hodder MBE
Stephen Hodder is President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).