September 29, 2005 (Thu)
Rogers, Richard
(Architect, United Kingdom)
"Towards an Urban Renaissance"

Biography of Lord Richard Rogers

Lord Richard Rogers is one of the foremost living architects, the recipient of the prestigious RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and winner of the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal and the 2000 Praemium Imperial Prize for Architecture. Lord Richard Rogers was awarded the Legion d'Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996. In 1995 he was the first architect ever invited to give the BBC Reith Lectures - a series entitled 'Cities for a Small Planet' and in 1998 was appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister to chair the Government's Urban Task Force.

Centre Pompidou, Paris

Most recently he was appointed as Chief Adviser to the Mayor of London on Architecture and Urbanism and also serves as Adviser to the Mayor of Barcelona's Urban Strategies Council. He has also served as Chairman of the Tate Gallery and Deputy Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He is currently a Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Lloyd's of London

He is best known for such pioneering buildings as the Centre Pompidou, the HQ for Lloyd's of London, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome in London. His practice, founded in 1977, has offices in London, Barcelona and Tokyo, and is now engaged on two major airport projects-Terminal 5 at London's Heathrow Airport and Barajas Airport, Madrid, currently the largest construction site in Europe. Other schemes include high-rise office projects in London, a new law court complex in Antwerp, the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff, a hotel and conference centre in Barcelona and a new bridge in Glasgow. Lord Richard Rogers has also championed major masterplans in London, Shanghai, Berlin, Florence and Lisbon.

Millennium Dome, London
Antwerp Law Courts
2000 Praemium Imperial architecture laureate
1999 The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal In Architectuer
1997 Friend of Barcelona
1996 Life Baron of the United Kingdom
1991 Knighthood
1989 American Academy & Institute of arts & Letters: Arnold W Brunner Memorial Prize
1989 Honorary Member, Bund Deutscher Architekten
1986 Chevalier, l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
1985 The Royal Gold Medal for Architecture
1984 Royal Academician, London
1984-87 Academician, International Academy of Architecture
  Member United Nation's Architects' Committee
  Member RIBA Council and Policy Committees
1983 Membre de l'Academie d'Architecture
Barajas Airport, Madrid