British award-winning architect Lord Richard Rogers will add another accolade to his list tonight after being presented with the Minerva Medal by the international Chartered Society of Designers.
The award, the highest the society can offer, will be presented to Rogers - who already holds the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the RIBA Gold medal (1985) and a string of others — by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at the Minerva Dinner at St James’s Palace.
Born in Italy and educated at London's Architectural Association School of Architecture, Rogers founded his practice, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (formerly RRP) in 1977.
Since that time he has designed the Centre Pompidou, the acclaimed Lloyds of London head office, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and the Millennium Dome in the UK.
Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners now holds offices in Barcelona, Madrid and Tokyo.
The Minerva Dinner hopes to celebrate the work of society members and award "legends" of the design world "who have done so much to raise the profile and professionalism of design."
By Penny Jones