Gavin Stamp’s article “Richard Gilbert Scott obituary,” published on The Guardian, remembers Richard Gilbert Scott for his life and work. It reveals Richard’s favoured works and offers unique insight into the man himself.
Richard Gilbert Scott
Richard Gilbert Scott died on 1 July 2017, aged 93. He represented the fourth generation of England’s greatest architectural dynasty.
Richard served the Scott family business throughout his career. He was the son of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, perhaps best-known for the design of the red telephone box, and the grandson of Sir George Gilbert Scott, perhaps best known for the design of St Pancras Station, Midland Grand Hotel and the Albert Memorial.
Despite his family name, Richard carved his own career in architecture and developed his own style. His buildings lean to the modernist movement with contemporary form. Richard also played with Gothic styles, but modernist was his forte.
Richard Gilbert Scott obituary
Gavin Stamp was a good friend of Scott. He is the author of the book Gothic for the Steam Age: An Illustrated Biography of George Gilbert Scott.
In his obituary for Richard Gilbert Scott, written for The Guardian, Gavin chronicles the works of Scott and his struggle to carve a name in the architectural world that was his own. It also reveals what Scott’s favourite projects were – with the offices for Blue Circle Cement at Aldermaston Court being one of them.
The obituary is a fitting tribute to Richard Gilbert Scott. You can read it on The Guardian.