Michael Hopkins

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Birthday
7, 1935
Birthplace
England
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
England

About

Modernist who was knighted for his services to architecture. Designed lightweight steel-and-glass structures that were energy-efficient.

Before Fame

He studied at Sherborne School and the Architectural Association. His partnership with Norman Foster was preceded by employment with Frederick Gibberd. He and Foster handled the Willis Faber headquarters in Ipswich.

Trivia

He was elected in 1992 to the Royal Academy.

Family Life

He ran a practice, Hopkins Architects, with his wife, Patricia, who was also an architect. They constructed their family home in Hampstead as one of their first projects. They were honored with the 1994 Royal Institute of British Architects Royal Gold Medal.

Associated With

He carried on the legacy of such pioneering architects as Le Corbusier.