Architect Richard Rogers in conversation with John Peterson, Curator of the Loeb Fellowship, about the social implications of architecture and the civic role of the architect.
Richard Rogers is an architect and a founding partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners. In a career spanning more than fifty years, he and his partners have designed many buildings including Centre Pompidou, Lloyd’s of London, the Bordeaux Law Courts, the Welsh Assembly, the Millennium Dome, the Leadenhall Building, and new terminals at Madrid Barajas and London Heathrow airports.
Richard Rogers has advised national and city leaders across Europe, including President Mitterrand, the mayor of London and the mayor of Barcelona. In 1997, he was asked by the Deputy Prime Minister to chair an urban task force on the revival of English cities. The task force’s report, “Towards an Urban Renaissance,” was highly influential in the UK and beyond, and set the agenda for Rogers’ work for Mayor Ken Livingstone as head of London’s Architecture and Urbanism Unit.
Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate and received the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985. He was awarded the Legion d’Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991, and made a member of the House of Lords of the UK Parliament in 1996. He received the Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture in 2000 and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement of the Venice Biennale in 2006 and was made a Member of the Order of Companions of Honour in 2008.
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