Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers dies,
Architect Richard Rogers, pioneer of high-tech architecture and Pritzker Prize winner,
has died at the age of 88.
Rogers, son of the late Richard Rogers, posted a statement on the website of Rogers’ studio,
Stirk Harbor & Company, of which Richard was a founding partner, to announce his father’s death.
Richard has received all honors in architecture, during his career, receiving the Pritzker Prize – the highest honor for architecture – in 2007.
He was also awarded the Royal Gold Medal in 1985, the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 2019,
and the Imperial Premium Medal for Architecture in 2000.
His studio has won the Stirling Prize, the UK’s highest accolade for buildings, twice,
first for Madrid’s Barajas Airport in 2006 and the second for Maggie’s Center in London in 2009.
Born in Florence, Rogers returned to the United Kingdom to study at school before joining the
Architectural Association and then moving to the United States to study at Yale University,
where he met Norman Foster.
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers dies
On his return to the UK, he created the Studio 4 Architecture team with Foster, Sue Brumwell and Wendy Cheesman.
Although the studio only completed two projects, it laid the foundation for high-tech architecture.
After Team 4 split, in 1967, Rogers created Richard + Su Rogers Architects with Brumwell.
One of the studio’s most important projects was the bright yellow house designed for Rogers’ parents.
Rogers teamed up with Italian architect Renzo Piano to found Rogers + Piano, three years later,
and the relatively unknown duo soon won the very high profile competition to design the Center Pompidou in Paris,
which became one of the most important buildings of the century.
The Pompidou Center was completed in 1977 when Rogers founded the Richard Rogers Partnership,
which was renamed Rogers Stirk Harbor & Company in 2007.
Rogers has completed a series of high-tech buildings, including the Lloyd’s Building in London,
one of the most iconic buildings of the 1980s.
Other significant projects completed by the studio include the Millennium Dome, Sinead Building,
Heathrow 5 Building, One Hyde Park, New Bankside, Leadenhall Building,
3 World Trade Center in New York and International Towers Sydney.
Rogers stepped down as chairman of Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners last year.
Richard has been a great inspiration to all the architects at Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners and to the architecture profession globally.
His latest project was unveiled earlier this year, an exhibition on the Château La Coste vineyard in southern France, which cantilevered over a hillside.