Alison Smithson

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Birthday
22, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 16, 1993 (65)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1928
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Aug 16, 1993 (65)

About

Designed The Economist Building in London with her husband and business partner, Peter Smithson. Popularized the streets-in-the-sky concept; a member of the Independent Group whose work was featured at the Institute of Contemporary Arts' 1953 Parallel of Life and Art exhibition, as well as the 1956 This is Tomorrow exhibition.

Before Fame

She studied architecture at Durham University. She and her husband achieved recognition with the Hunstanton School project that employed variations on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's techniques.

Trivia

She worked in the architecture department of the London County Council before starting a practice with her husband in 1950.

Family Life

Her family was residing in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when she was born. She married Peter in 1949 after meeting him at Durham.

Associated With

She and Maya Ying Lin both became notable female architects, albeit of different generations.