About Bob Evans, the inaugural lecture of the Robin Evans Memorial Series, reflected on, commemorated and celebrated the life, work and influence of Bob Evans, the architect and educator.

This first lecture, in what is to become an annual series, focused on the life and work of Bob Evans and his exploration of the world of ideas in architecture from the perspective of those who were influenced by him, his former students and colleagues. 

A Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster between 1986 and 1993, Bob Evans was much loved by his colleagues and students. He used his penetrating intellect and brilliantly creative mind to enlighten at every level, and promote enthusiasm and optimism in the field of architecture. Evans lectured widely at world-renowned institutions including Harvard, Cambridge and the Architectural Association, and his many essays and reviews were regularly published in journals such as Casa Bella, Architectural Review and AA Quarterly. Bob Evans died suddenly at his home in 1993, tragically young and at a moment when his career promised so much more.

Speakers included:

  • Professor Anne Boddington, Dean of Arts and Humanities, University of Brighton
  • Dr John Bold, Reader, University of Westminster
  • Professor Harry Charrington, Head of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Westminster
  • Richard Difford, Senior Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
  • Professor Katharine Heron MBE, Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Westminster
  • Joseph Rykwert CBE, Former Professor of Art, University of Essex
  • Fred Scott, Fellow Teacher

This event also featured the official naming of the new Architecture Lecture facilities at Marylebone Campus. The “Robin Evans Room” provides flexible space for collaborative learning and forms part of a recent multi-million pound refurbishment of the Architecture studios.

This lecture was followed by a chance to network with students, staff and alumni over a glass of wine.

The event was open to current and former students and staff as well as members of the public. 

These lectures are made possible by the Robin Evans Memorial Fund, and further donations may be made through our support us pages or by emailing our development team directly at [email protected].