Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||(Professor) Wilfrid Bythell Edwards |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1898 |
|Died: ||29 April 1964 |
|Bio Notes: ||Professor Wilfird Bythell Edwards (known to his students as 'Teddy') MA (Manchester) and B.Arch (Liverpool) was professor of Architecture at Newcastle in the late 1940 and 1950s. |
He was born in Flint in 1898 and was articled to the Flintshire County Engineer. He graduated from Liverpool University School of Architecture and thereafter worked in a variety of offices before becoming a senior lecturer and later reader in Architecture under Professor A C Dickie in Manchester. In 1933 he was appointed head of the Durham University School of Architecture, King's college, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and subsequently became the first Professor there, a post which he held until his retirement in 1960.
At the same time as his teaching posts, he practised as W B Edwards & Partners and undertook a wide range of commissions in the north east of England, including work for King's College, Newcastle, designing buildings for the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Ebgineering, as well as the Ethel Williams Hall of Residence. Latterly he acted as consultant on a number of important projects, including the large office block for the ICI at Billingham.
Edwards died on 29 April 1964.
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|The following periodicals contain references to this architect:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIBA Journal||June 1964|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects||p287 Obituary|
|The Times||May 1964|| || ||Obituary|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
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|Courtesy of Peter Willis||Information sent to Yvonne Hillyard|| ||Sent January 2013|