In his article “Obituary: Richard Gilbert Scott (1923-2017)” for The Architect’s Journal, author Gavin Stamp remembers his friend Richard Gilbert Scott who sadly passed away on 1 July 2017 aged 93. Richard is survived by Eline and their four children.
Richard Gilbert Scott
Richard Gilbert Scott was a British architect, the son of Giles Gilbert Scott and the grandson of George Gilbert Scott. Robert worked for the Scott family firm until 1999, designing buildings which played with neo-Gothic and modernist styles.
His work includes the design of the West Wing of the Guildhall, London, St Mark’s Church, Biggin Hill, and Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Tile Cross, Birmingham. One of Richard’s favourite projects was for Blue Circle Cement at Aldermaston Court, Berkshire.
Gavin Stamp’s obituary for Richard Gilbert Scott
Gavin Stamp’s obituary for Richard Gilbert Scott remembers the man for a friend and chronicles his earliest and most famous work. Stamp notes that Richard was best-known for designing churches and for his work on the Guildhall Art Gallery. He also notes that how, growing up, Richard had to deal with the legacy of his father and grandfather.
Regardless of the pressure on his shoulders, Richard carved his own name in the architectural world with his beautiful, intricate buildings. They were well-crafted, detailed and full of character. The Guildhall Art Gallery in London is a perfect showcase for his talent, as is the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians at Tile Cross.
You can read Gavin Stamp’s obituary for Richard Gilbert Scott on the Architect’s Journal.