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Celebrating the life and work of World-renowned Architect and Westminster Alumnus Richard Gilbert Scott

Architecture and Interiors 18 July 2017

Richard Scott

World-renowed Architect and alumni of the Regent Street Polytechnic Richard Gilbert Scott passed away on 1 July 2017.

Scott was a highly-regarded architect, best known for designing Roman Catholic churches and for his work on the Guildhall Art Gallery in the City of London.

He represented the fourth generation of England’s greatest architectural dynasty. His great-grandfather, Sir George Gilbert Scott, built the famous Albert Memorial and St Pancras station. Richard Scott’s father, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, had also built a stellar reputation in the architectural world, with his work on the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral.

Following in their footsteps, Richard Gilbert Scott completed his architectural training at the Regent Street Polytechnic School, now the University of Westminster, leading him to a successful career where he designed many prestigious masterpieces including the Roman Catholic churches of St Thomas More and of Our Lady Help of Christians (cover picture) in Birmingham as well as the London Guildhall Art Gallery.

Richard Gilbert Scott’s architectural influence has often been perceived as very detailed, modern and unique. Richard Gilbert Scott died at the age of 93 and will be remembered as one of the greatest architects in England.


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