Alsop OBE RA
Prof. Will Alsop OBE RA is a prominent architect and artist who established aLL Design in 2011. He has been awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for Peckham Library, London and the first RIBA World Award for The Sharp Centre for Design (OCAD), Toronto, amongst numerous other prestigious accolades for a multitude of projects. Will’s work encompasses all sectors of architecture including urban design and planning and his studio practice incorporates painting and product design. His core values are innovation, expression and originality with an emphasis on enjoyment. Alsop’s practice is founded principally to 'make life better' - the philosophy extends from the design of individual buildings to embrace broader principles of urbanism and city development and he uses painting, writing and 'playing' to further understanding of design. He sits on the architectural advisory boards for Wandsworth and Kensington & Chelsea Councils and is visiting Professor of TU Vienna and Professor of Architecture at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA. In July 2015 Will was awarded the degree of Honorary Doctor of Design (HonDDes) by the University of Greenwich in recognition of his achievements. Will has specialised in large-scale master plans and regeneration projects for boroughs and districts in Almere, Rotterdam, Groningen, Berlin, Manchester, Middlesbrough, and Barnsley, for which he won the 2003 Architects' Journal Award for Architecture. He is currently designing part of the regeneration of Kew Gate district for the London Borough of Hounslow; developing schemes for Vauxhall's regeneration and working internationally in China, Canada and Europe. Alsop's iconic designs such as the Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers, New York; the Sharp Centre for Design for the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and the HQ of the French government in Marseilles have established him as a visionary in the field of architecture. Will has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and was elected to the Royal Academy on 18 May 2000.