Richard Seifert Architect

Richard Seifert Architect, London, Buildings, Nat West Tower, Photo, England, Designs

Richard Seifert, Architect : Architecture

Buildings by R. Seifert & Partners (Architects), UK

page updated 16 Sep 2017

Richard Seifert, Architect – Key Projects

Richard Seifert [real name Reuben Seifert, later Robin but popularily Richard]
(1910-2001)
Swiss-Jewish architect; his design firm was responsible for more London buildings than Sir Christopher Wren.
The architecture practice designed more than 500 office blocks across Europe, mostly located in England.

Key Richard Seifert Buildings

Nat West Tower, 25 Old Broad Street, City of London, EC2, England, UK
Dates built: 1971-80/81
Design: R. Seifert & Partners
183m high, 47 floors – probably the most famous design by Richard
Nat West Tower
photograph © Adrian Welch
Natwest Tower by Richard Seifert – latterly Tower 42 – International Financial Centre.
This was the tallest building in London until 1990. The skyscraper was sadly damaged by IRA bombs in 1992 & 1993.

Centre Point (or Centrepoint), 101 New Oxford Street, central London, England, UK
Date built: 1963
35 storeys; 116m high
Centre Point Tower
photo © Nick Weall
Centre Point Tower in London became the tallest building in the city when completed: glass-clad precast concrete-frame office block.
Location: junction of Charing Cross Road and Oxford Street
Property developer: Harry Hyams
Building unlet for 15 yrs
First Tenant: The Confederation of British Industry 1979

Space House, 1 Kemble Street, off Kingsway, London, England, UK
Dates built: 1962/65
Space House
photo © Nick Weall
Space House

London Euston + office buildings + bus station, London, England, UK
Date built: 1968
London Euston
photo © Adrian Welch
Euston Station building

Richard Seifert & Partners – Buildings

Alpha Tower, Ladywood, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK

ATV Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK
– ; demolished

Berners St, London
Date built: 1958

British Steel Corporation Research Laboratories, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, North East England, UK

Charing Cross office tower, Glasgow, Scotland

Drapers Gardens, London, England, UK
Dates built: 1967/72

Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, Westminster, North West London, England, UK
Date built: –

Holborn Centre, Holborn, Camden, London, England, UK
Date built: –

1 Kemble Street : see Space House

Princess Grace hospital, Euston Road, central-north London, England, UK

Rival Lamps factory building, London, England, UK
Date built: 1947

Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, southwest London

Tolworth House, Kingston bypass, London
Date built: 1960
22 storey reinforced concrete office building

Wembley Hotel & Conference Centre, northwest London

Woolworth House, Marylebone Road, London
Dates built: 1955/56

Richard Seifert unbuilt projects

Tower in Liverpool, England
150 storeys

Natwest Tower 2 – adjacent second tower

Melbourne tower, Australia
Date built: 1980

Building Centre, Store Street
2nd prize in architecture competition for design of façade
Date built: 1939

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Richard Seifert Architect – Practice Information

R. Seifert & Partners – english architects office led by Richard, in 1984 architects practice taken over by John, son of Richard.

Education

Bartlett School of Architecture, University of London: scholarship
1927-33

London Skyscrapers

Smiths New Court House, 20-50 Farringdon Road, EC1
1990’s
Design: John Seifert Architects

Exhibition
1984
Royal Institute of British Architects

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