My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people.

Richard Rogers

Form follows profit is the aesthetic principle of our times.

Richard Rogers

I believe very strongly, and have fought since many years ago - at least over 30 years ago - to get architecture not just within schools, but architecture talked about under history, geography, science, technology, art.

Richard Rogers

Of course I know very little about architecture, and the older I get the less I know.

Richard Rogers

Architecture is about public space held by buildings.

Richard Rogers

Architecture is a slow business, and city planning even slower.

Richard Rogers

The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved.

Richard Rogers

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the challenges facing our cities or to the housing crisis, but the two issues need to be considered together. From an urban design and planning point of view, the well-connected open city is a powerful paradigm and an engine for integration and inclusivity.

Richard Rogers

Architects design buildings; that's what we do, so we have to go with the flow; and, even though I'm still an old Leftie, global capitalism does have its good side. It's broken down barriers - the Berlin Wall, the Soviet Union - it's raised a lot of people up economically, and for architects, it has meant that we can work around the world.

Richard Rogers