Professor Will Alsop OBE RA

Professor of Architecture, UCA Canterbury

Academic, Canterbury School of Architecture

Professor Will Alsop 1947-2018

British architect, Stirling Prize winner, and professor of architecture died unexpectedly on May 12 at the age of 70.

A prominent architect and founder of the architecture and design practice ALL Design, Professor Alsop was known for his work on large-scale urban planning and design initiatives. A leading authority in his field, he was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2000, made an OBE in 2001, and for many years he was a columnist for The Architect’s Journal.

In September 2013, Professor Alsop joined UCA as Professor of Architecture, where he was known for being a generous teacher and critic, as well as an enthusiast and advocate for experimentation and invention. He enjoyed working with students and was unfailingly good company. An inspiring presence, he will be greatly missed by the UCA community and beyond.

"A combination of practice, teaching and painting provide evidence of my interest in the ‘process’ of designing." Prof Will Alsop OBE RA.


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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • Univ Prof Dipl-Ing
  • Bundes Deutsches Architecten (BDA)
  • AA Dip
  • RIBA
  • ARB
  • Hamburgische Architektenkammer
  • SADG
  • Russian Architectural Inst
  • Russian Acad of Art
  • FRSA
  • Hon FRSBS
  • OAA (Ontario Association of Architects)
  • RAIC
  • RA
  • OBE. 


Panel Appointments:

  • London Borough of Wandsworth Design Review Panel (2012-ongoing)
  • Kensington and Chelsea Architectural Advisory Board (2009-ongoing)
  • Thames Gateway International Design Committee (2004/06) 
  • Yorkshire Forward Urban Renaissance Panel (2001/03)
  • Chairman of Architectural Foundation – London (2000/07)

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

  • RIBA Stirling Prize for the Peckham Library (2000).
  • Three other of his buildings have been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize.
  • Will has won the RIBA Worldwide Award twice.
  • The Civic Trust Award for the Peckham Library (2003).
  • Winner of the RIBA World Architecture Award for the Sharp Centre of Design of the Ontario College of Art & Design (2004).
  • Architect's Journal Award for Architecture (2003).
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).


Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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