The Chartered Society of Designers will present its Minerva Medal to architect Lord Rogers of Riverside at a ceremony in St James’s Palace in London tonight.
The medal is the CSD’s most prestigious accolade, given in honour of a lifetime achievement in design.
Previous winners have included Milton Glaser, Robin Day, Jeff Banks, David Mellor and Norman Foster.
The Duke of Edinburgh, the CSD’s patron, will be among guests at tonight’s event, while director of the Design Museum Deyan Sudjic will present Richard Rogers with the medal for his work in architecture and urban design.
The medal, cast from silver and sterling, bears the CSD’s marque, which is an impression of the Roman goddess of wisdom, knowledge and education.