Richard George Rogers, Baron Rogers of Riverside (1933-), Architect
Sitter in 17 portraits
Architect. Born in Florence, Rogers trained at the Architectural Association in London and at Yale University. In 1963 he was one of Team 4, the architectural practice which included Norman Foster, Wendy Cheesman and Su Rogers. Among their work was the factory for Reliance Controls Ltd at Swindon (1967). Rogers gained international recognition for the design, with Renzo Piano, of the Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris (1971-7); this has become a landmark for Paris comparable to Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Other designs include the Lloyd's Building, City of London (1986), the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg (1989-95), and the Millennium Dome, Greenwich (2000).
by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
colour print, 1993