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Architects & Historical Figures

06 June 2009

Gandon, James (1743-1823)

James Gandon (1743-1823) was of French Huguenot descent and studied under William Chambers in England . His most important work in England was Nottingham County Hall of which only the fa├žade survives. In...

08 June 2009

George, Sir Ernest (1839-1922)

Sir Ernest George, one of the most successful of the later Victorian architects. Specialising in domestic buildings, his style was notable for the use of red brick and terracotta and his attention to...

08 June 2009

Gibson, James Glen Sivewright (1861-1951)

James Glen Sivewright Gibson was born in Arbroath on 23 November 1861, the son of William Gibson and Elizabeth Sivewright and the brother of Robert Gibson, civil engineer and architect, Dundee. He was...

08 June 2009

Gibson, John (1817-92)

John Gibson was born at Castle Bromwich on 2 June 1817 and educated at King Edward Grammar School in Birmingham. He was articled first to Joseph Aloysius Hansom, but after that architect got...

15 January 2010

Gilbert, Cass (1859-1934)

Cass Gilbert was born in Zanesville, Ohio in 1859, and studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1912, Gilbert designed the Woolworth Building in New York City. His other works include...

24 June 2009

Godwin, Edward William (1833-1886)

A progressive British architect-designer, who began working in the strongly polychromatic “Ruskinian Gothic” style of mid-Victorian Britain, inspired by The Stones of Venice, then moved on to provide designs in the “Anglo-Japanese taste”...

08 June 2009

Godwin, George (1813-88)

George Godwin was an influential architect, journalist, and editor of The Builder magazine. The son of George Godwin, he trained at his father’s architectural practice in Kensington where he set up a practice...

08 June 2009

Goldie, Edward (1856-1921)

Edward Goldie was born in Sheffield in 1856, the son of architect George Goldie. Like his father, he was educated at Ushaw. He was articled to his father’s practice, Goldie & Child, in...

15 January 2010

Gray, Eileen (1888-1976)

Born on 9th August 1878, at the family home in Brownswood, Enniscorthy, Ireland, she spent her childhood in London and was among the first women to be admitted to the Slade School of...