4th May 2006



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One of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial architects Will Alsop, is giving a lecture at the University of Lincoln next week (Wednesday 10th May).


Will Alsop was born in Northampton in 1947. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in the 1960s and, with fellow student John Lyall, he established Alsop & Lyall in 1981. The practice was renamed Alsop & Stormer in 1991 and has offices in London, Rotterdam, Hamburg and Moscow.


Because of his avant-garde and strikingly different buildings, Will Alsop has always been considered something of a maverick in the British architectural scene.


His best known buildings include the Peckham Library and Media Centre, which won the coveted Stirling Prize in 2000; the Hotel du Département des Bouches-du-Rhône in Marseille, France; and The Sharpe Centre for Design at the Ontario School of Art and Design, Canada. 


Alsop approaches all his projects and ventures with the unwavering belief that individual and creative design can change and improve lives. He belongs to a generation of modern British architects who follow no single school of theory. His guiding principle is the notion that joy must be allowed to pervade every sector of his work. 


As well as being an internationally renowned architect he is also a well respected artist. He was a tutor of sculpture at Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London, for several years and has held many other academic posts.


His works have been exhibited by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and the Royal College of Art along with many other prestigious institutions.


The guest lecture is being held on Wednesday 10th May at 2.30pm in the Lincoln School of Architecture Building. Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.


Photo 1 Internationally renowned architect Will Alsop

Photo 2 The Sharpe Centre for Design at the Ontario School of Art and Design, Canada


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Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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