We are delighted to announce Worthing-born architect Neil Holland RIBA ACA as the Sussex Heritage Person of the Year 2018, recognising his extraordinary contribution to architecture in the county. His work includes the early 1970s commission to design the reception building for Sir Peter Scott’s Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust in Arundel, followed by numerous award-winning residential and other projects across Sussex.
Neil is also a successful and renowned artist, painting landscapes of the South East of England and focusing on his home county of Sussex. His paintings and architectural drawings have been exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London and the Royal Academy.
Chairman, Dr John Godfrey DL, who announced the Award at the 20th annual lunch, says,
“In his painting, as well as in his architecture, Neil celebrates the English landscape and the harmonious relationship between landscape and man’s use of it, especially in building design. It is for this reason, and for his outstanding contribution to the architectural landscape of Sussex over so many years, that he is awarded the Sussex Heritage Person of the Year 2018.”