The Soane Honors

We invite you to join us at The Soane Honors on October 22, 2024. This year, the Soane Foundation will honor two outstanding figures who embody the Soanean spirit:

Hamish Bowles is internationally recognized as one of the most respected authorities on fashion and design. He is both Creative Director at Large at The World of Interiors and Global Editor at Large for Vogue magazine, overseeing all features and covering both contemporary and historic style and culture. Hamish has an extensive private collection of historic haute couture, and has acted as creative consultant and curator for a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions including “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, “House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion at Chatsworth,” “Balenciaga: Spanish Master,” and, most lately “India in Fashion: The Impact of Indian Dress and Textiles on the Fashionable Imagination” in 2023.

Jeanne Gang, FAIA, FRIBA, is the founding partner of international architecture and urban design practice at Studio Gang. Known for a distinctive design approach that expands beyond architecture’s conventional boundaries, she creates striking places that strengthen connections between people, their communities, and nature. Her diverse portfolio across the Americas and Europe includes the Gilder Center at the American Museum of Natural History; the University of Chicago’s new hub for scholarship and cultural exchange in Paris; a new United States Embassy in Brazil; and an expansion of the Clinton Presidential Center. A MacArthur Fellow and a Professor in Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Jeanne has been named one of TIME Magazine’s most influential people in the world.⁠

Based in New York City, the Foundation supports Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and offers a rich and growing array of lectures, travel opportunities, and fellowships for young scholars to study the Museum and its collections.

We are most grateful for your friendship and generosity. 

Every year the Soane Foundation celebrates Sir John Soane’s singular contributions as an architect and educator by bestowing The Soane Honors on present-day innovators, leaders, and visionaries in the fields of architecture, design, urban planning, preservation, and philanthropy at a celebratory gala dinner in an architecturally significant venue in New York City. Honors proceeds benefit Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation and ultimately the Soane Museum in London.


Madison Cox – Landscape Design

Scott Pask – Scenic Design


Wolf Burchard – The Metropolitan Museum

Luke Ives Pontifell – Thornwillow Press


Frederick A. Bland – Beyer Blinder Belle, Landmarks Preservation Commission

Miguel Flores-Vianna, photographer and writer


Thierry Despont – The Office of Thierry Despont

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia


Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer – Roman and Williams

Hall of Architecture – Carnegie Museum of Art


David Chipperfield – David Chipperfield Architects

Amy Meyers – Yale Center for British Art


Thomas Phifer – Thomas Phifer and Partners

Michael Bierut – Pentagram


Annabelle Selldorf – Selldorf Architects

Charles Jencks

Thomas Heatherwick – Heatherwick Studio


David Adjaye – Adjaye Associates

Phyllis Lambert – Founder, Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)


Norman Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM – Foster and Partners

The Frank Lloyd Wright Archives Partnership with Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University and The Museum of Modern Art


Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) with Architects and Designers Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, Charles Renfro

Michael Bruno, Founder of 1stdibs


Allan Greenberg – Allan Greenberg Architects

A salute on the 20th Anniversary to the Founders of the Soane Foundation in the United States, past Board and Advisors


A. Eugene Kohn – Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects (KPF)

Susan Weber – Founder and Director of the Bard Graduate Center

Yale University Press accepted by John Donatich


Jaquelin T. Robertson – Cooper Robertson Architects

Charles Miers and David Morton – Rizzoli International Publications


Robert A. M. Stern – Robert A. M. Stern Architects (RAMSA)

The Monacelli Press accepted by Gianfranco Monacelli


Richard H. Driehaus

David Macaulay, author and illustrator

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