Marco was born in 1944 to Elinor Sinnot and Guido Goldschmied. He grew up in Trieste, Italy before returning to London in 1955. He studied architecture at the Architecture Association between 1963-69 before becoming an associate partner of Piano + Rogers, created to design the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He then co-founded the RRP, and incredibly, their first project was 'Lloyds of London'. He was subsequently involved in numerous major projects such as Billingsgate Fish Market, the Millennium Dome and Heathrow Terminal 5. Marco became President of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 1999-2001.
Marco was always a champion of innovation in architecture, supporting the newest generation of architects and promoting diversity and inclusion. This vision inspired the creation of the Marco Goldschmied Foundation, and subsequently the sponsorship of the RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize and our newest endeavour in funding bursaries for young architects in need to the London School of Architecture.
He is survived by his five children, their mother Andrea, and his seven grandchildren. As a family we hope to continue the great legacy he has built in supporting young architects though this foundation. We will miss his sharp wit, sense of humour and generosity immensely.
"Tributes paid to Marco Goldschmied, RRP co-founder"