Frank Newby's American connections (postponed)
Date & Time

7 April 2020
17:30 - for 18:00 start

Location

47 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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Price

Free

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Frank Newby's American connections (postponed)

Lecture
Date & Time

7 April 2020
17:30 - for 18:00 start

Location

47 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS
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Price

Free

Availability POSTPONED

Due to concerns relating to the Covid-19 epidemic, this event has been postponed.

When Frank Newby travelled in the USA in 1952 he made contact with architects that either directly or indirectly led to a number of jobs being brought to the firm.

Only one was in the USA and the most important contact he made was with Eero Saarinen.

Following work with him on the US Embassy building in London, work in the middle east came from a former Saarinen employee.

Correspondence with this architect illustrates Newby’s method of working and shows how his collaboration with architects could help to shape the buildings they designed.

Speaker:

David Yeomans is a teacher, an historian and an engineer. He taught architecture principally at Liverpool and Manchester Universities. His publications have been on the history of construction, mainly the development of structural carpentry and reinforced concrete.

As an engineer he specializes in the conservation of historic structures. He is currently vice chairman of the Construction History Society.

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