Lord Rogers of Riverside
Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate and the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985. He was awarded the Légion 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 UK Government’s Urban Task Force on the state of our cities. He was Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism to the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone and has played an advisory role on design to the current Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. He has also been an Advisor to the Mayor of Barcelona’s Urban Strategies Council.
Richard Rogers’ practice - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners - was founded in 1977 and is best known for such pioneering buildings as the Centre Pompidou and the Millennium Dome in London.