Richard and Ab Rogers
Richard Rogers is the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, the recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal in 1985 and became a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour in 2008. He was knighted in 1991 and subsequently made a life peer in 1996.
In 1998, Richard was appointed to chair the UK Government’s Urban Task Force on the state of our cities. He was Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism to the Mayor of London and advised on the Mayor of Barcelona’s Urban Strategies Council.
Richard Rogers’ practice, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, is best known for such pioneering buildings as the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Lloyd’s of London, Terminal 4, Barajas Airport Madrid, Terminal 5, Heathrow and the Leadenhall Building in the City of London.
Ab Rogers is a London-based designer known for a wide-ranging practice informed by his lyrical imagination. In 2004, he founded Ab Rogers Design (ARD), now an established studio that plays with colour, materials and function to inject a sense of poetry, magic and wonder into the everyday world. He was made Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, following extensive teaching at many international design schools including the Parsons Institute of Design, New York and the Eindhoven Design Academy, Netherlands.