Yasmeen Lari is named the 2023 RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner
APRIL 27, 2023
The RIBA Royal Gold Medal winner for 2023 has just been announced as Pakistani architect and activist Yasmeen Lari. The 82-year-old star designer of projects as far ranging as the Angoori Bagh Social Housing and Pakistan State Oil House was commended for her contributions to sustainable design and the built environment of her native country. Known as the “barefoot architect,” Lari began her career in the mid-1960s as the first female architect to register in Pakistan.