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David Chipperfield studied architecture at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London before founding his own practice in 1985. He has created a design methodology that is now used in four offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.
David Chipperfield is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and an honorary fellow of both the American Institute of Architects and the Bund Deutscher Architekten. Among the accolades he has received are the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, awarded in 2009, and a knighthood for services to architecture in the UK and Germany, awarded in 2010. In 2011 he received the RIBA Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, and in 2013, the Praemium Imperiale from the Japan Art Association, both given in recognition of a lifetime’s work. He was appointed a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for his services to architecture in 2021, and was selected as the 2023 Laureate for the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
In addition to design work, David Chipperfield has taught and lectured at schools of architecture worldwide. In 2012 he curated the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale under the title 'Common Ground. He served as the mentor for architecture from 2016–17 for the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. In 2017 he founded Fundación RIA, a private, non-profit entity that works towards meaningful economic, environmental and cultural development in Galicia, Spain.
David Chipperfield has published numerous books and articles, including 'On Planning – A Thought Experiment' (2018), a publication that explores and theorises the urban qualities of contemporary urban developments. He was the 2020 guest editor of Italian design magazine Domus.
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Architect and urban planner graduated from the University of Santiago in 1987, he completed postgraduate studies at Columbia University in New York in 1991 and at ESAD in Porto in 1994. Since 1996 he has been a professor at the School of Architecture of the University of Coruña and since 2010 director of the international program Compostela organized by the CA institute. He joins the board of trustees of the Fundación RIA in 2019.
He has worked with international architects such as Viñoly Architects and Eisenman Architects in New York and with Álvaro Siza in Porto. He has received several architecture awards, highlighting the Lledó 2018 Iberian peninsula award in the category Public Space, the FAD 2016 award for the Iberian peninsula in the category City and Landscape, as well as the Juana de Vega award in Architecture in 2010 and several architecture awards from the College of Architects of Galicia in the years 2017, 2015 and 2005.
He has been awarded in the V contest Painting Concello de Cambre 1988 and in the photography contest IV Caminos de Hierro 1989. He has published the books: Souto de Moura, Metro Porto in 2018, Siza by Siza in 2015, Museo Iberê Camargo in 2013, Compostelas Contemporáneas in 2012 and FCI, Facultad de Periodismo in 2003. He has also collaborated with several specialized magazines such as Casabella and Pasajes. His work has been exhibited in Venice at the Biennale Architettura 2016, at the International Biennial of Argentina BIAR 2016 in Buenos Aires and at the Aedes Gallery, Berlin 1992.
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