Giles Gilbert Scott

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Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 8, 1960 (79)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1880
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 8, 1960 (79)

About

Designer of the iconic red telephone box that is recognizable around the world as a British trademark. Also recognized for his work on the Liverpool Cathedral, the Waterloo Bridge, and the Battersea Power Station.

Before Fame

He attended Beaumont College, and in January 1899, he worked for Temple Moore as an articled pupil. He won the design competition for the construction of a new cathedral in the diocese of Liverpool, even though he had no previous experience and was only 22.

Trivia

He became president of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1933, its centenary; he previously was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1925.

Family Life

His father, George Gilbert Scott, Jr., and grandfather, Sir George Gilbert Scott, were also architects. His father struggled with mental stability and rarely saw his son, but Giles came to appreciate his father as an architectural genius later on.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as fellow architect Christopher Wren.