July 23, 1933 in Florence, Italy
Education of Richard Rogers:
- Architecture Association School in London
- Pursued a masters degree in architecture at Yale on a Fulbright Scholarship
As war broke out in Europe, the Rogers family moved back to England where Richard Rogers attended public schools. He was dyslexic and did not do well. Rogers had a run in with the law, entered the National Service, became inspired by the work of his relative, Ernesto Rogers, and ultimately decided to enter London's Architectural Association school.
Richard Rogers' Partnerships :
- Worked for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in the USA
- Returned to England and formed Team 4 architectural practice with Norman Foster, Wendy Cheeseman, and Rogers' wife Su.
- Partnership with Renzo Piano, established 1971, dissolved in 1978
- Richard Rogers Partnership, established 1978
- United Kingdom practice renamed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in 2007
Awards and Honers:
- 2007: Pritzker Architecture Prize
- 2006: Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement
- 1996: Life Baron of the United Kingdom
- 1991: Knighted the Lord Rogers of Riverside
- 1989: American Academy & Institute of Arts &
- 1985: The Royal Gold Medal for Architecture
Important Buildings by Richard Rogers:
- 1971-1977: Centre Pompidou (with Renzo Piano)
- 1978-1986: Lloyd's of London
- 1995-2003: Minami Yamashiro School
- 1996-1999: Millennium dome
- 1997-2005: Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4
- 1998-2005: National Assembly for Wales
- 2002-2006: Leadenhall Building
- 2012 (proposed): 3 World Trade Center (175 Greenwich Street)
Quote from Richard Rogers:
- From Cities for a Small Planet, BBC Reith Lectures
- First wife: Susan (Su) Brumwell, daughter of Marcus Brumwell who headed the Design Research Unit (DRU), which was a moving force in the Festival of Britain.
- Second wife: the former Ruth Elias of Woodstock, New York and Providence, Rhode Island.
- Children: Three sons, Ben, Zad, and Ab, from his first marriage. Two sons, Roo and Bo, from his marriage to Ruth.
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More About Richard Rogers:
- Citation from the Pritzker Jury
"Born in Florence, Italy, and trained as an architect in London, at the Architectural Association, and later, in the United States at Yale University, Rogers has an outlook as urbane and expansive as his upbringing. In his writings, through his role as advisor to policy making groups, as well as his large-scale planning work, Rogers is a champion of urban life and believes in the potential of the city to be a catalyst for social change."
- Thomas J. Pritzker, president of The Hyatt Foundation
"Throughout his distinguished career of more than forty years, Richard Rogers has consistently pursued the highest goals for architecture. Key Rogers projects already represent defining moments in the history of contemporary architecture.
"The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1971-1977), designed in partnership with Renzo Piano, revolutionized museums, transforming what had once been elite monuments into popular places of social and cultural exchange, woven into the heart of the city.
"Lloyd's of London in the City of London (1978-1986), another landmark of late 20th century design, established Richard Rogers' reputation as a master not only of the large urban building, but also of his own brand of architectural expressionism.
As these buildings and other subsequent projects, such as the recently completed and acclaimed Terminal 4, Barajas Airport in Madrid (1997- 2005) demonstrate, a unique interpretation of the Modern Movement's fascination with the building as machine, an interest in architectural clarity and transparency, the integration of public and private spaces, and a commitment to flexible floor plans that respond to the ever-changing demands of users, are recurring themes in his work."
- Lord Palumbo, chair of the Pritzker Prize jury