The Liverpool co-founder of a property firm behind homes and communities across the UK has been appointed as a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA).
Jonathan Falkingham, who set up regeneration company Urban Splash alongside Tom Bloxham and is also its creative director, is just one of 30 professionals to receive the accolade.
The title is given to RIBA’s chartered members who have shown a real contribution to architecture, the profession and the community.
Jonathan, who also previously received an MBE for services to architecture and regeneration in 2013 and an honorary fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University, says: “It’s a real honour to receive this recognition from the world’s leading architecture organisation.
“The work RIBA does in raising the profile of the profession, nurturing those who choose this incredible career path, and waving the flag for excellence in architecture is fantastic. The 29 other fellows are hugely admirable in their diversity and accomplishments and I am thrilled to be chosen on a par with them.”
The transformation of Liverpool city centre’s Ropewalks area is among Urban Splash’s portfolio of past projects, which has seen the company invest £1 billion on thousands of new homes and jobs in more than two million sq ft of commercial space.
It is also said to have residential Merseyside projects in the pipeline as part of its house concept, which was launched earlier this year and focuses on architect designed, new build family housing.