Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Sydney George Follett |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 October 1883 |
|Died: ||1968 |
|Bio Notes: ||Sydney George Follett was born on 28 October 1883 and was articled to Hippolyte Jean Blanc from 1899 to 1904, remaining for a further two years after completing his apprenticeship. During this period he studied at Edinburgh School of Art and won a number of prizes, including the Queen's Prize for freehand drawing in 1900, the King's Prize for architectural design in 1904 and a travelling scholarship in 1906 which enabled him to spend four months touring Northern Italy. On his return he joined Robert Rowand Anderson, then in partnership with Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, as a draughtsman. He won the Pugin Studentship in 1908 and in the same year moved to London to work as a draughtsman to Edwin Landseer Lutyens. |
He emigrated to Argentina in 1910, obtaining a post in the office of Eustace Lauriston Conder in Buenos Aires. Conder took him into partnership in 1919. The precise name of the firm from that time is unclear; it is possible that Follett's name was not included in the practice title. Their practice consisted of commercial, bank, institutional, hospital and ecclesiastical architecture.
He was elected FRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being Conder, James Smith of Buenos Aires, and James Westbrook Farmer, whom he had met in Lutyens' office and with whom he appears to have formed a partnership. At that time Follett's office was at 666 Cangallo, Buenos Aires.
Follett died in 1968.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|666, Cangallo, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Business||1930 *|| || |
|3119, Pampa, Buenos Aires, Argentina||Private||1930 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Building||10 May 1968||v214|| ||p85 - obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RCHME||RCHME Measured Drawings Collection|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no2882 (box 13)|