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Jan Kaplicky 1937-2009: Career timeline

Jan Kaplicky, the innovative Czech architect, has died 71. His career began with flight from Czechoslovakia to London and peaked with award-winning designs for Selfridges in Birmingham and the Lord's cricket ground media centre

18 April, 1937: Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia

1962: Graduates with a Diploma in Architecture from the College of Applied Arts and Architecture, Prague

1964-1968: Works in private practice, Prague

1968: In the wake of the Prague Spring, leaves for London with only $100 in his pocket

1969-1971: Works for Denys Lasdun and Partners, London

1971-1977: Works for Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in London, where he helps develop the competition winning design for the Centre Georges Pompidou

1974-1975: Works at Spencer and Webster Associates, London

1979-1983: Joins Foster Associates (now Foster and Partners), London

1979: Sets up Future Systems with David Nixon while working at Fosters

1982-1988: Teaches at the Architectural Association

1989: Amanda Levete joins Future Systems as partner in 1989

1992: Teaches at the School of Architecture in Bordeaux and the Design Workshop of the Technische Universitat Berlin

1994: Future Systems commissioned to design the new media centre at the Lord’s Cricket Ground

1994: Hauer-King House, Islington by Future Systems is completed

1995-1998: Works as an external examiner for the Architectural Association

1996: West India Quay Bridge, Docklands by Future Systems is completed

1999: Lord’s Cricket Ground media centre wins RIBA Stirling Prize

2000: Named Honourable Fellow of the RIBA

2001: Lord’s Cricket Ground media centre wins World Architecture Award

2003: Selfridges Building in Birmingham completed

2003: Commissioned to design Naples Subway Station

2004: Commissioned to design Maserati Museum, Modena

2007: Future Systems wins competition for Czech National Library

2008: Future Systems announces it will separate into two practices, one headed by Amanda Levete, while the other is to retain the name Future Systems under Kaplicky

14 January, 2009: Dies of a heart attack in Prague, aged 71

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