Richard Rogers (b. 1933) is one of the world’s most distinguished architects, as well as a powerful advocate for the role of architecture and urban design in improving everyday lives. Famous for his “inside out” architectural style, Rogers is known for such landmarks as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Lloyd’s building in London. This volume explores the origins of and influences on Rogers’s thinking and explains how his wide-ranging interests inform his design process. With contributions from major figures in a range of fields, as well as a new interview with Richard Rogers, this book shows why his work continues to be fresh, challenging, and inventive.