Richard Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside

Rogers, Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside, 1933–, British architect, b. Florence, Italy, studied Architectural Association, London (1954–59), Yale (M.Arch., 1962). With Norman Foster and two other architects he cofounded (1963) Team 4, his first firm. Rogers achieved international fame when he and Renzo Piano created Beaubourg (1977), the revolutionary "inside-out" modernist museum in Paris. Shortly thereafter he formed Richard Rogers Partnership; it was renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners in 2007. Rogers is known for his innovative application of high-tech methods and materials and for his careful attention to social and environmental concerns. His buildings are functionally flexible; they typically exploit natural light and employ various energy-saving techniques. Among his most notable structures are the Lloyd's building, London (1984), European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (1995); Millennium Dome, London (1999); Yamashiro School, Kyoto (2003); Barajas International Airport, Madrid (2005); and National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff (2006). Rogers has been honored with architecture's most prestigious awards including the RIBA Gold Medal (1985), Stirling Prize (2006), and Pritzker Prize (2007).

See his Cities for a Small Planet (1998) and Cities for a Small Country (with A. Power, 2000); K. Powell, ed., Richard Rogers: Complete Works (3 vol., 1999–2006); K. Powell and R. Torday, Richard Rogers: Architecture of the Future (2005); R. Torday, Richard Rogers (2007).

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