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Professor Sir Peter Cook RA (born 22 October 1936) is a notable English architect, lecturer and writer on architectural subjects. He was a founder of Archigram, and was knighted in 2007 by the Queen for his services to architecture and teaching. He is also a Royal Academician and a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic. His achievements with Archigram were recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004, when the group was awarded the Royal Gold Medal.
Peter Cook was born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex and studied architecture at Bournemouth College of Art from 1953-58. He then entered the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, graduating in 1960.
Peter Cook was a director of London's Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, and has been director of Art Net in London and curator of the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He continues to curate, organise and exhibit around the world: in Seoul, LA and Cyprus, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Design Museum, London as well as in castles, sheds and garages.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art, London. Cook's professorships include those of the Royal Academy, University College, London and the Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste (Städelschule) in Frankfurt-Main, Germany. Construction of his arts building, the Kunsthaus Graz (aka 'The Friendly Alien') in Graz, Austria (with Colin Fournier) brought his work to a wider public. In 2013 he (along with his studio CRAB) completed the Vienna Business and Economics University's new law faculty) and Australia's newest school of architecture, the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University on the Gold Coast.
Peter Cook has also built in Osaka, Nagoya, Berlin and Madrid. His continuing work as a lecturer takes him to cultural institutions around the world, where many have heard him expound (among other subjects) upon his love affair with the slithering, the swarming and the spooky.
He practices with Gavin Robotham as CRAB studio (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau), and is married to the Israeli architect, Yael Reisner.
Peter Cook was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's 2007 Birthday Honours List, for services to architecture.