Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Richard Llewelyn Davies (Professor Lord) |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1912 |
|Died: ||1981 |
|Bio Notes: ||A Communist during his youth, Richard Llewelyn-Davies studied for the degree of BA at the university of Cambridge. |
He was briefly in partnership with Peter Moro from 1938. He was elected ARIBA in 1939. He took part in a Home Service radio talk on post-war house planning with Leslie Martin and Elizabeth Denby in 1941. In 1942 Llewelyn-Davies joined the London, Midland and Scottish Railway's engineering and planning division. During the 1950s he was employed by the Nuffield Provisional Hospital Trust. In December 1959 he was appointed suppporting consultant on Edinburgh Royal Infirmary redevelopment (with Robert Matthews as architect). He was made professor at Bartlett School of Architecture in 1960, heading the school from 1961. In 1969 he left the Bartlett to take up William Holford's former London planning chair as Professor of Urban Planning and Head of the School of Environmental Studies from 1970 where he remained until 1975.
He was the designer of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.
He was elected FRIBA in ****.
He set up the firm Llewelyn Davies Weeks with architect John Weeks in 1960 which about 2005-6 became Llewelyn Davies Yeang, with Ken Yeang.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|12, Mecklenburgh Square, London, England||Business||1951|| || |
|Carpenters Yard, Park Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, England||Private(?)||c. 1954 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Buildings and Designs
|This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Date started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1951||Greenock Royal Infirmary Convalescent Home||Greenock|| ||Renfrewshire||Scotland||Experimental hospital ward block.|
|1959||Edinburgh Royal Infirmary|| || ||Edinburgh||Scotland||Consulting architect (to Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners).|
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Glendinning, Miles||1997||Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75 || ||Tuckwell Press Ltd||p28 Experimental ward at Greenock|
|Glendinning, Miles||2008||Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew|| ||RIBA Publishing||p94,99,227,258-9,282,455|
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|Builder||30 November 1951|| || ||p747-51|
|Builder||25 May 1951|| || ||p768|
|Builder||6 March 1959|| || ||'The Design of Laboratories Symposium at the RIBA' p458|
|Builder||27 January 1961|| || ||p201|