Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Llewelyn Davies (Professor Lord)
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 :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 212, Mecklenburgh Square, London, EnglandBusiness1951  
Item 2 of 2Carpenters Yard, Park Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate(?)c. 1954 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2London Midland and Scottish Railway Company1942 Architect 
Item 2 of 2Llewelyn Davies Yeang1960 Director 


RIBA Proposals

This proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Prabhat Lakshaman (Lakshamanrao) Kaikini5 February 1969For Fellowship
Item 2 of 2James Victor Trousdell Scott6 May 1958for Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 21951Greenock Royal Infirmary Convalescent HomeGreenock RenfrewshireScotlandExperimental hospital ward block.
Item 2 of 21959Edinburgh Royal Infirmary  EdinburghScotlandConsulting architect (to Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners).


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 3Glendinning, Miles1997Rebuilding Scotland: The Postwar Vision, 1945-75  Tuckwell Press Ltdp28 Experimental ward at Greenock
Item 2 of 3Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp94,99,227,258-9,282,455
Item 3 of 3RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this :
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder30 November 1951  p747-51
Item 2 of 4Builder25 May 1951  p768
Item 3 of 4Builder6 March 1959  'The Design of Laboratories Symposium at the RIBA' p458
Item 4 of 4Builder27 January 1961  p201