Peter Smithson

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Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 2003 (79)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
18, 1923
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 2003 (79)

About

Architect who established a practice with his wife, Alison Smithson, in 1950 and was associated with New Brutalism. He and his wife helped popularize the streets-in-the-sky design.

Before Fame

He studied architecture at Durham University and worked for the London County Council. He and his wife gained early recognition for the Hunstanton School project, which employed variations on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's techniques.

Trivia

He and Alison designed the Garden Building at St. Hilda's College, Oxford.

Family Life

His family was residing in Stockton-on-Tees when he was born. He married Alison in 1949 after meeting at Durham.

Associated With

He and his wife aspired to carry on the innovative legacies of such legendary architects as Frank Lloyd Wright.