Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Lutyens
Designation: Designer
Born: 13 June 1901
Died: 1971
Bio Notes: Robert Lutyens was born on 13 June 1901, the son of Sir Edwin Lutyens. He practised as an interior designer in the firm of Lutyens & Simmonds from 1927 to around 1931, designing the interiors of houses for several directors of the Marks & Spencer chain and their relatives. This led him to be appointed on the board of directors himself in 1934. Despite having no formal architectural training he went on to work as a consultant architect in association with J M Monro & Son, developing a modular scheme which formed the basis of the fašade design for over 40 Marks & Spencer stores around Britain, including those in Ayr, Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Dundee, Falkirk and Kirkcaldy.

Lutyens was elected LRIBA on 18 October 1937.

Lutyens died in late 1971, his death being registered between January and March 1972.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this designer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, England(?)Business   

Buildings and Designs

This designer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 61935Marks & Spencer storeAyr AyrshireScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son
Item 2 of 61935Marks & Spencer storeKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son
Item 3 of 61935Marks & Spencer store  GlasgowScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son
Item 4 of 61936Marks & Spencer store  DundeeScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son - designed fašade
Item 5 of 61936Marks & Spencer storeFalkirk StirlingshireScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son
Item 6 of 61938Warehouse for Marks & Spencer LtdKirkcaldy FifeScotlandIn association with J M Monro & Son


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this designer:
Item 1 of 2Bailey, Rebecca M1996Scottish architects' papers: a source book Edinburgh: The Rutland Pressp148
Item 2 of 2Gregory, Neil2003Monro and Partners: shopping in Scotland with Marks and Spencer Architectural Heritage, Vol XIV, pp67-85 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this designer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no 4629 (Combined Box 25)