Pritzker prize-winning James Stirling was the architect behind Britain’s most famous post-war buildings. The most prestigious architecture prize in the country is named after him, yet his work continues to divide opinion. Ahead of a major exhibition at Tate Britain later this year, Anthony Vidler writes about the archive and legacy of an architect who remains Britian’s most important modern architect. Accompanying his essay, Blueprint asked eight leading international architects how encounters with Stirling’s buildings and the man himself have influenced them and their work. With contributions from Richard Meier, Odile Decq, Kengo Kuma, Peter Wilson, Antonino Cardillo, Kjetil Thorsen, Kersten Geers and Pier Paolo Taburelli, the responses reveal Stirling’s international reputation and an insight into how his work is interpreted outside the UK.