The architect James Stirling designed some of the most influential constructions of the later twentieth century. Born in Glasgow, he trained at Liverpool University and worked first in a modernist style, for example, the Engineering Building at Leicester University (1959) and the History Library at Cambridge (1964). In the 1970s Stirling emerged as an individual exponent of Post-Modernism. He made a huge impact with his gallery designs such as the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart (1977) and the Clore Gallery, Tate, London (1980). The latter fuses classical and traditional references with bold, pop colours and unconventional materials.