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In Conversation: Richard Rogers, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour

Award-winning architects spoke about their practice and approach to designing buildings in cities.

What to expect

This talk shed light on the some of the most challenging sites, the context in which buildings stand as well as examine how a building can be a catalyst for regeneration within a city.

The partners drew from their experiences of working on award-winning projects including the Centre Pompidou, The Leadenhall Building, The British Museum, International Towers Sydney, and the National Assembly for Wales.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners celebrate their 10th anniversary of the practice’s name change which took place in 2007 in recognition of Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour’s contributions. They have been working together for over four decades.

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Adult £15
Student/Concession £11


Richard Rogers

Richard is a Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. He chaired the Urban Task Force, which pioneered the return to urban living in the UK, was advisor to the Mayor of London as well as the mayors of Barcelona and Paris. He has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour.

Graham Stirk

Graham is a Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. His award-winning designs include The Leadenhall Building, NEO Bankside and the British Museum’s World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre which is on this year’s shortlist for the Stirling Prize. Currently he is designing an extension to The British Library.

Ivan Harbour

Ivan is a Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, he began his career over 30 years ago on Lloyd’s of London. Subsequently, two of Ivan’s projects - Maggie’s London (2009) and T4 Madrid Airport (2006) have won the most prestigious architectural award in the UK, the Stirling Prize.


Paul Finch

Paul Finch is programme director of the World Architecture Festival and editorial director of Architectural Review/Architects’ Journal. He is a former chair of the Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment, deputy chair of the Design Council, and chair of the London Olympics design review panel from 2005 to 2012.

Alice Black

Alice is Co-Director of the Design Museum. She led the museum's project to transform the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street into the new home for the museum and create the leading museum of contemporary design and architecture in the UK.