Upon moving to England, Richard Rogers went to St Johns School, Leatherhead.
Rogers did not excel academically, which made him believe that he were "stupid because he could not read or memorize his school work" He then attended the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, where he gained the Architectural Association's Diploma (AA Dipl) from 1954 until 1959, subsequently graduating with a master's degree (M Arch) from the Yale School of Architecture in 1962 on a Fulbright Scholarship.
In 2012, Rogers was among the British cultural icons selected by artist Sir Peter Blake to appear in a new version of his most famous artwork – the Beatles' Sgt.
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover – to celebrate the British cultural figures of the last six decades.
Some of Rogers's recent plans have failed to get off the ground.
The practice was appointed to design the replacement to the Central Library in the Eastside of Birmingham; however, his plan was shelved for financial reasons.
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.City Park Gate, the area adjacent to the land the library would have stood on, is now being designed by Ken Shuttleworth's Make Architects.Rogers was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1985 and made a Chevalier, L’Ordre National de la Légion d'honneur in 1986.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.