Prof. William Alsop OBE
Prof. Alsop works on large-scale urban planning and design initiatives across the world from his London, Shanghai, Istanbul and Toronto bases. His work is guided by the principle that architecture is both vehicle and symbol of social change and renewal. The philosophy extends from the design of objects and individual buildings to embrace broader principles of urbanism and city development. By abandoning the hegemony of an acceptable style, he has rendered the whole process of architecture one of increasing fluidity and transparency; a new and refreshing position for architecture both in the UK and elsewhere. Prof Alsop is the recipient of a multitude of world-class level recognitions for his work, including the RIBA World Architecture award – the highest architectural recognition in the UK – as well as professorships in distinguished universities in Europe and North America. Prof. Alsop is an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and a Member of the Royal Academy, London.