Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects

Architectural Association Diploma

Member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers


born Southend-on-Sea, 1936


1953-1958     Bournemouth College of Art

1958-1960     Architectural Association

1960-1962     James Cubitt and partners

1962-1965     Senior Architect, Taylor Woodrow Design Group

1964-1990     Tutor, Architectural Association School of Architecture

1968              Visiting Professor, University of California at Los Angeles

1969-1976     Partner, Archigram Architects

1970-1972     Director, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

1977              Trondheim Library, with Christine Hawley

1984              Life Professor, Städelschule, Frankfurt

1989              Housing at Lutzowplatz, Berlin

1989-1992     Canteen block, HbK, Frankfurt

1990              Pavilion for the Botanical Garden, Osaka, Japan

1990-2005     Professor and Chair, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

2000-2004     Spacelab Cook-Fournier GmbH

2004              Commissioner, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale

2004              Design Principal, HoK

2005              CRAB studios, with Gavin Robotham




1960     Henry Florence Student A.A. (Building Centre research Scholar)

1961     Piccadilly Circus Competition  (Mention)

1962     Gas Council House Design (First Prize)

1965     Selected as one of ‘Young British Designers’ Sunday Times exhibition

1969     Grant awarded by Graham Foundation, Chicago, for Instant City

1996     Jean Tschumi Medal, International Union of Architects, Commandeur d’ordre des arts et lettres, France

2000     Kunsthaus Graz, Austria

2002     Annie Spink Award, jointly awarded to David Greene

2004     Shortlisted for Stirling Prize for Kunsthaus Graz, with Colin Fournier

2007     Knighted in Queen’s Honours’ list




Publications (Selected)

1967.     Architecture: Action and Plan. London: Studio Vista.

1970.     (ed.) Archigram. London: Archigram Group.

1970.     Experimental Architecture. London/New York: Studio Vista/Universal Books.

1975.     Melting Architecture. London: Peter Cook, (published to accompany Art Net exhibition).

1976.     Art Net The Rally: Forty London Architects . London: Art Net/Peter Cook, (published to accompany Art Net exhibition).

1976.     Arcadia: The Search for the Perfect Suburb. London: Art Net/Peter Cook,.

1980.     (with Christine Hawley). Six Houses. London: AA Publications, (published to accompany exhibition at the Architectural Association).

1983.     (with Barbara Goldstein). Los Angeles Now. London: AA Publications, (published to accompany exhibition at the Architectural Association).

1985.     Peter Cook - 21 Years, 21 Ideas. London: AA Publications, (foreword by Banham, Reyner and narrative by Hawley, Christine; published to accompany exhibition at the Architectural Association).

1985.     (editor with Olive Brown). Lebbeus Woods. London: AA Publications, 1985, (published to accompany exhibition at the Architectural Association).

1987.     (with Christine Hawley). Cities. London: Fisher Fine Arts, (published to accompany exhibition at the Fischer Fine Arts).

1991.     (with Rosie Llewellyn-Jones). New Spirit in Architecture. New York: Rizzoli.

1993.     Six Conversations. London: Academy Editions, (Architectural Monographs Special Issue, No. 28).

1996.     Primer. London: Academy Editions.

1999     (with John Hedjuk and Helene Binet). The House of the Book: Building, Zvi Hecker. London: Black Dog.

1999.     (with Neil Spiller). The Power of Contemporary Architecture. London: Academy Editions,.

2001.     (with others). The Paradox of Contemporary Architecture. Chichester: Wiley-Academy.

2003.     The City, Seen As A Garden Of Ideas. New York: Monacelli.

2008.     Drawing: The Motive Force of Architecture. Chichester: Wiley.



1963     Living City, ICA [Archigram]

1988     Metamorphosis, Storefront for Art and Architecture

2003     The City Seen as a Garden of Ideas


Visiting Professor at MIT, UCLA, Harvard, Tokyo, Oslo, Moscow,

Berlin, Haifa, Madrid, Aarhus and many others.