Colin St John Wilson, Architect, Building, Photos, Office, Projects, Studio, News
Colin St John Wilson & Partners, England
20th Century English Architecture, UK
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Colin St John Wilson – Key Projects
Architect Sandy Wilson passed away May 2007, aged 85
British Library, north central London, England, UK
Date built: 1997
photo © Adrian Welch, Nov 2012
New British Library by Colin St John Wilson
This controversial project sadly dragged on for far too long with changing briefs and changing governments. The resultant £142m building won much praise but also received criticism for being (of course given the circumstances) slightly dated.
Inevitably it was compared to the wonderful old British Library with its grand circular reading room. It was the largest public building constructed in the United Kingdom in the 20th century. No other project, since the building of St. Paul’s Cathedral, took so long to construct or was surrounded by so much controversy. Having taken hundreds of architects to visit this building the resounding consensus is that it is wonderful inside but a little weak on the outside.
British Library Extension – Centre for Conservation, north London, England, UK
Date built: 2007
Design: Long & Kentish with Colin St John Wilson
Cambridge University Department of Architecture Extension, Scroope Terrace, South East England, UK
Date built: 1958
Cambridge School of Architecture
Pallant Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex, England
Date built: 2007
with Long & Kentish Architects
Gulbenkian Museum Prize 2007
Queen Mary College Library, Mile End Rd, east London, South East England, UK
Date built: 1986-88
£3.3m approximate building construction cost
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Colin St John Wilson houses
Cornford House – private, Cambridge, South East England, UK
His own former house – private, Grantchester Rd, south Cambridge, South East England, UK
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Colin St John Wilson Architect – Practice Information
Former architect studio based in England
Born in 1922 in Cheltenham, south west England.
Died in 2007.
University College London
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
Colin St John Wilson & Partners were London Architects
London Architecture : news + key projects
photo © Adrian Welch
Long & Kentish Architects – this architecture practice grew out of Colin St John Wilson & Partners : MJ Long was a director and Rolfe Kentish was an associate
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