He received a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Mostra di Architettura di Venezia.
He was awarded the Minerva Medal by the Chartered Society of Designers in the same year.
He has been chair of the board of Trustees of The Architecture Foundation.
From 2001 to 2008 he was chief advisor on architecture and urbanism to Mayor of London Ken Livingstone; he was subsequently asked to continue his role as an advisor by new mayor Boris Johnson in 2008. Rogers has also served as an advisor to two mayors of Barcelona on urban strategies.
His ancestors moved from Sunderland to Venice in about 1800, then settling in Trieste, Milan and Florence.
In 1939 William Nino Rogers decided to come back to England.
He is a Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners, previously known as the Richard Rogers Partnership.
It was the subject of fierce political and public debate over the cost and contents of the exhibition it contained; the building itself cost £43 million.
In May 2006, Rogers' practice was chosen as the architect of Tower 3 of the new World Trade Center in New York City, replacing the old World Trade Center which was destroyed in the September 11 attacks.
The BBC made these lectures available to the public for download in July 2011.
In 1998, he set up the Urban Task Force at the invitation of the British government, to help identify causes of urban decline and establish a vision of safety, vitality and beauty for Britain's cities.