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Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Derek Alfred Walter Lovejoy |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||16 September 1925 |
|Died: ||November 2000 |
|Bio Notes: ||Derek Alfred Walter Lovejoy in London was born on 16 September 1925. He was educated at St Olave's & St Saviour's Grammar School in London. His National Service between 1945 and 1948 was spent with the Royal Engineers. Lovejoy reached the rank of Lieutenant. After his National Service he tooka course at Pitman's College in general administration. From 1940-46 he studied for the diploma in architecture at the Regent Street Polytechnic during part of which time he worked as senior architectural assistant with Holborn Borough Council. From 1947-48 he took the full-time town planning course at the School of Planning and Research for Regional Development in London. |
He was elected ARIBA in 1949. From 1949-51 Lovejoy studied at the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Harvard while at the same time practising as a landscape architect with Shurcliff & Shurcliff in Boston. He returned to the UK in 1951 and spent a year as architect and planner working with the LCC on Stepney & Poplar Central Development Area.
In 1952 he moved to West Ham Borough Council as chief town planning assistant and two years later he moved again to Crawley New Town as architect and chief landscape architect. In 1957 he was appointed Deputy Head of the Department of Architecture, Brixton School of Building in which post he stayed for a year. He was awarde a number of prized during his years of study and beyond: in 1952 the RIBA Hunt Prize for housing and planning; in 1956 a Gold Medal for gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show; in 1962 a Civic Trust Prize for environmental design for the Wates Housing Scheme, Alton Lodge, Roehampton.
Lovejoy formed his own practice Derek Lovejoy & Associates in the early 1960s. It was still operating under this name when he was elected FRIBA in 1968, proposed by G H Jellicoe, G M Langley-Smith and G A Gollans (?). In the 1960s he was also elected a fellow of the TPI , an fellow of the Institute of Landscape Architects and a Fellow of the RSA. In 1966 he won the competition for laying out the Town Moor Newcastle and was awarded a prize of £2000 along with the contract for the work estimated at £1m.
Lovejoy died in November 2000.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Link House, Dingwall Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, England||Private||1968|| || |
|Cumberlands/10, Kenley Lane, Kenley, Surrey, England||Private||1968 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|G A Jellicoe||16 September 1968||For Fellowship|
|Gerald Michael Langley-Smith||16 September 1968||For Fellowship|
Buildings and Designs
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no6506 (Combined Box 142)|
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