Prof Will Alsop ARB RA OBE

Professor of Architecture

Will Alsop is a prominent architect and founder of ALL Design, and works on large-scale urban planning and design initiatives. His practice is an international operation guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal. Will has specialized in large-scale master plans and regeneration projects for boroughs and districts in Almere, Rotterdam, Groningen, Berlin, and Manchester, for which he won the 2003 Architect’s Journal Award for Architecture. In a career spanning 40 years, Will Alsop’s buildings have generated critical acclaim internationally and are characterised by a consistent desire to create moments of delight and colour in the city. As an established visionary in the field of architecture, Will has also held many other academic posts and actively promotes the artistic contribution to the built environment. In 2000, Will Alsop won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and was elected to the Royal Academy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.