By Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers was once born in Florence in 1933. He used to be trained within the united kingdom after which on the Yale institution of structure, the place he met Norman Foster. along his companions, he has been liable for essentially the most radical designs of the 20th century, together with the Pompidou Centre, the Millennium Dome, the Bordeaux legislation Courts, Leadenhall Tower and Lloyd's of London. He chaired the city job strength, which pioneered the go back to city dwelling within the united kingdom, was once leader architectural consultant to the Mayor of London, and has additionally instructed the mayors of Barcelona and Paris. he's married to Ruth Rogers, chef and proprietor of the River Café in London. He was once knighted in 1991 by way of Queen Elizabeth II, and made a lifestyles peer in 1996. He has been offered the Légion d'Honneur, the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal, and the Pritzker Prize, architecture's optimum honour.

Richard Brown is examine Director at Centre for London, the self reliant imagine tank for London. He was once formerly procedure Director at London Legacy improvement company, supervisor of the Mayor of London's structure and Urbanism Unit, and an city regeneration researcher on the Audit Commission.

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