Ivan Harbour is a Senior Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. He began his career on Lloyd's of London and subsequently led the design of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg and Bordeaux Law Courts. He joined Richard Rogers Partnership in 1985 and was made a director in 1993. In 2007 the name of the architectural practice was changed from Richard Rogers Partnership in recognition of Harbour and Graham Stirk's contribution.
Harbour has twice won the prestigious Stirling Prize for Maggie's West London (2009) and Terminal 4 Barajas Airport Madrid (2006). His designs have featured in exhibitions such as Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners: From the House to the City, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2010); IFC in Hong Kong (2011); Capital Museum in Beijing (2012) as well as Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2011).
'Completed 20 years ago, the Tribunal de Grande Instance in Bordeaux was designed to make attending court a more civilising experience. The building, which marked a new direction for the practice, is memorable for its seven timber hearing rooms which give it scale, warmth and humanism.'