Born: 18 December 1953
Elected: 11 December 2007
David Chipperfield studied at Kingston School of Art and the Architectural Association, London. He worked for Norman Foster and Richard Rogers before establishing his own his own practice in 1984.
The company, which has offices in London, Berlin and Milan, has won many competitions and awards, including the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2007. Its philosophy is to "create specifically detailed buildings that are intimately connected to context and function". It designs elegant modernist structures, for public and private use, and Chipperfield himself is involved with each stage of development.
He was awarded the Andrea Palladio Prize in 1993 and won the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal in 1999. He was made Member of the Florence Academy of Art and Design (2003), an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Member of the Bund Deutscher Architekten (2007) and in 2006 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry.