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Richard Rogers used to be born in Florence in 1933. He was once knowledgeable within the united kingdom after which on the Yale college of structure, the place he met Norman Foster. along his companions, he has been answerable for 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 activity 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 suggested 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 through Queen Elizabeth II, and made a lifestyles peer in 1996. He has been provided the Légion d'Honneur, the Royal Institute of British Architects' Royal Gold Medal, and the Pritzker Prize, architecture's optimum honour.

Richard Brown is learn Director at Centre for London, the self sufficient imagine tank for London. He was once formerly process 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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