Brian Godfrey is an architect from South Devon and has been awarded with awards to recognise his contribution to architecture in the UK. These two prestigious awards have been given to Brian who is the Senior Architect of the Godfrey Partnership and is based in Teignmouth, Devon.
The Godfrey Partnership is a company that looks to deliver architectural and structural survey services across the South West of the country. The company was established in 1964 and includes team members that have expertise across a multitude of disciplines with experience of modern and contemporary disciplines.
Last Year, Brian was awarded with The Freedom of the City of London and also a Citizen & Chartered Architect of London. The Freedom of the City is one of the oldest traditional ceremonies, and was thought to be started in 1237. Other people who have been awarded with this accolade includes J.K Rowling, Jessica Ennis and Bob Geldof. The traditional perks of being awarded with this award includes the ability to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge and also being able to sell their wife to the Bishop of Bath and Wells on their birthday. These are quite outdated perks may not be necessary today, but the esteem of the award remains.
Since being made a freeman, Brian Godfrey has also been selected to be the Freeman of the Company of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects. The Worshipful Company of Architects is a modern Livery company that aims to promote quality architecture in the City of London as well as the global architecture profession. The Worshipful Company also supports education through awards and prizes and also offers support to a wide variety of charities. Brian Godfrey is one of only a small number around the world that has both the RICS Chartered Surveyor and a RIBA Chartered Architect. Godfrey has been working within the UK architectural industry for 50 years, with these two new prestigious accreditations is a massive achievement.