The Urban Land Institute named architect Lord Richard Rogers the 2015 recipient of the J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.
The award, the institute’s highest honor, recognizes individuals or groups that demonstrate a “longtime commitment to the creation of communities that reflect the highest standards of design and development," according to the trade group.
Rogers is the Founder of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in London. He has been an architect and urban design adviser to public officials for 53 years. Rogers' portfolio includes more than 150 projects of varying types over his career, most of which are situated in London or other cities in Europe.
He is most known for Chiswick Park, Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome in London, the National Assembly (or, the Senedd) for Wales in Cardiff, United Kingdom, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He also worked on the 3 World Trade Center in New York City, which will open in 2018.
"Richard's work, whether it is architecture or advocacy, shines a spotlight on the challenges that people in urban areas are facing and offers solutions that can be implemented," 2015 Nichols Prize Jury Chairman Marilyn Taylor said in a statement. "Living well in cities and extending that sense of wellness to everyone – those are the impacts that Richard is making with his words, his advocacy and his work. His impact is as much about how he has affected public policy as in the buildings he has built. Better ideas about housing, or about how public space meets a building – that's where Richard's contribution is."
Rogers will be awarded the $100,000 prize at the ULI Europe Conference in Paris in February.