About RSHP

International architectural practice based in London. Architects of Lloyd's of London, Barajas Airport and the Centre Pompidou.

United Kingdom

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is an award-winning, international architectural practice based in London. Over three decades, RSHP has attracted critical acclaim with innovative projects across Europe, North America and Asia. The practice is experienced in designing a wide range of building types including: office, residential, transport, education, culture, leisure, retail, civic and healthcare. The quality of its designs has been recognised with some of architecture’s highest awards, including two RIBAStirling Prizes, one in 2006 for Terminal 4, Madrid Barajas Airport and the other in 2009 for Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre, London.

Set up as The Richard Rogers Partnership in 1977, the practice became Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners in 2007 to reflect the growing importance of two of the younger Partners, Graham Stirk and Ivan Harbour, and their role alongside Richard Rogers in the practice’s future. RSHP now employs over 200 people, including 9 Partners, 10 Associate Partners and 57 Associates, in offices in London, Sydney and Shanghai.

A democratic philosophy is employed at every level, to enable all staff to collaborate and contribute their individual expertise. Weekly meetings – open to all employees – provide a vital forum for discussion of current competitions and on-going projects, as well as a platform for creativity and new solutions appropriate to each design. This collegiate approach to the work of the practice is embodied in a constitution that consciously brings a social dimension to our work and takes the form of, among other initiatives, a staff profit-sharing scheme and significant contributions to charity.

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The Compact Sustainable City is based on the seminal book ‘Cities for a Small Country’, by Richard Rogers and Anne Power, published in 2000. This new article reflects recent changes in policy and national statistics and has been written with the permission of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.

"We need a plan of action that works from the centre outwards, layer by layer, developing existing communities and clusters of activity into a denser, closer texture." Read more

Mike Davies is a founding partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Read his exclusive article about Concept Architectural Design.

"Architecture is a team-working process and rarely a lone activity. There is always a client and there is always an interpreter of that client’s needs. The relationship between client and architect is fundamental, and the establishment of a professional and trusting relationship between the two is the bedrock of every successful project...." Read more

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