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.
His work encompasses all sectors of architecture including urban
design and planning. His studio practice also incorporates painting
and product design.
His core values are innovation, expression and originality with an
emphasis on enjoyment.
He currently works on a vast array of projects 'from teaspoon to
city' and everything in between, including numerous international
workshops and lectures. His interaction with and involvement of
people both within and outside the arts has led to design that
challenges architectural norms.
His 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. He is visiting Professor of
TU Vienna; Professor of Architecture at Canterbury School of
Architecture, UCA and this year was awarded
the degree of Honorary Doctor of Design (HonDDes)
from 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 and the Sharp Centre for Design for the Ontario College of
Art and Design in Toronto have established him as a visionary in
the field of architecture.