Tony Chapman is not a trained architect but in 2011 the RIBA made him an Honorary Fellow for his contributions to architecture as a writer, film-maker and for his work as the RIBA’s Head of Awards.
Previously he made BBC documentaries about architecture. He has judged many architecture awards including the Mies van der Rohe Prize. He is author of 20 books including two on the Stirling Prize, a children’s book on architecture and three novels. He is currently doing an MA in creative writing and working on a book with Peter Zumthor and another on competitions.