Jurors 2015
Lord Richard Rogers

Partner
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

(London)

Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and winner of the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal. He is also winner of the 2000 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture, the 2006 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (La Biennale di Venezia) and the 2007 Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal. Richard Rogers was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1986, knighted in 1991 and made a life peer in 1996. Most recently, in 2008 he was made a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour.

In 1995, he was the first architect 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 English cities, their ability to provide 4 million new homes, and the potential for urban revitalisation. The Urban Task Force brought together academics, planners, developers, architects and politicians. Its highly influential report “Towards an Urban Renaissance”, was published in 1999, and made more 106 recommendations, leading to increased use of brownfield land, higher densities and a gradual revival in English cities.

As well as being an advisor to the Mayor of Barcelona’s Urban Strategies Council, in 2000 Rogers was appointed by Ken Livingstone, the first elected Mayor of London, as his Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism, setting up an Architecture and Urbanism Unit to promote use of brownfield sites, public space enhancements and better master planing across the capital. He also advised Livingstone’s successor as Mayor, Boris Johnson, and continues to be a prominent advocate for better urban planning, and for the development of the compact city as the only sustainable way to accommodate an increasingly urban population.

Richard Rogers has served as Chairman of the Tate Gallery and Deputy Chairman of the Arts Council of Great Britain. He is currently an Honorary Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Trustee of Médicins du Monde and President of The National Communities Resource Centre.

Richard Rogers’ practice - Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (formerly Richard Rogers Partnership) - was founded in 1977 and has offices in London, Shanghai and Sydney. It is best known for such pioneering buildings as the Centre Pompidou, the headquarters for Lloyd’s of London, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome in London.

The practice has worked on a wide range of projects including: Maggie’s Centre in London, winner of the 2009 Stirling Prize, Terminal 4 at Madrid Barajas Airport, winner of the 2006 Stirling Prize, Terminal 5 at London’s Heathrow Airport; two underground stations in Naples; the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, Riverside South, a major office development in Canary Wharf, East London, one of the office towers on the World Trade Center site in New York and two office developments in Washington DC; mixed-use developments in Seoul and Florence; major residential developments in west London and in Taipei and the Oxley Woods housing scheme in Milton Keynes; Bodegas Protos, a winery in Spain; and an extension for the British Museum in London. The practice has a wealth of experience in urban masterplanning with major schemes in London, Lisbon, Berlin, New York, and Shanghai Pudong. It is participating in the Greater Paris project, which looks at the future of the city as a more integrated metropolitan region as it faces the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century.