SIR PETER COOK

Sir Peter Cook, FRIBA (born 1936 in Southend, Essex) is a notable English architect, teacher and writer about architecture.

From 1953 to 1958, he studied architecture at Bournemouth College of Art, and then moved to the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, graduating in 1960. He later returned to the AA as a teacher.

While working in the office of James Cubitt & Partners, Cook was one of the founding members of the influential Archigram group in the 1960s. In 1969 he received a grant from the Graham Foundation for work done with Archigram.

He was Director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, from 1970 to 1972.

He was appointed Life Professor at the Städelschule (Art Academy) of Frankfurt in 1984, helping establish its reputation as one of the leading German architecture schools.

He later (1990) became Professor of Architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, a position from which he retired in 2005.

In 2002, Royal Institute of British Architects awarded Archigram the Royal Gold Medalfor architecture. In 2004, he was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize with Colin Fournier for the Kunsthaus Graz. In 2007, he was made a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s birthday honours.

–      Trondheim Library, with Christine Hawley, 1977

–      Housing at Lutzowplatz, Berlin, 1989

–      Canteen Block HbK, Frankfurt, 1989-92

–      Pavilion for the Botanical Garden, Osaka, Japan 1990

–      Museum of Antiquities in Bad Deutsches Altenberg, Austria,with Christine Hawley, 1995

–      Kunsthaus Graz (2003) runner up for the Stirling Prize

– 2012 London Olympic Stadium

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