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Rogers honoured with 34th Thomas Jefferson Medal

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Lord Rogers of Riverside has followed in the illustrious footsteps of Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, James Stirling and Frank Gehry by being awarded the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal in Architecture.

The medal, awarded by the University of Virginia, is in memory of the third president of the usa, who was a noted architect. It is in recognition of Rogers' works such as the Pompidou Centre - which has now been visited by more than 100 million people - Lloyd's of London and the Channel 4 headquarters, as well as the Millennium Dome, and will join others such as the riba Royal Gold Medal (1985) and the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur (1986). In 1991 he was knighted by the Queen for contributions to architecture, and he was made a life peer in 1996.

In the citation the university praised Rogers' sensitivity to the 'environmental and social needs of cities', his 'playful' designs and his ability to create 'enjoyable and vibrant space'. The Dome, it said, 'incorporates a deep and sustaining respect for the human and natural world, while it pushes the limits of cultural and technical innovation'.

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