Richard Seifert (born Reubin Seifert, 25 November 1910 – 26 October 2001) was a Swiss-British architect, best known for designing the Centre Point tower and Tower 42 (previously the NatWest Tower), once the tallest building in the City of London. His eponymously named practice – R. Seifert and Partners (later the R. Seifert Co-Partnership) was at its most prolific in the 1960s and 1970s, responsible for many major office buildings in Central London as well as large urban regeneration projects in other major British cities.
Reubin "Richard" Seifert
|Born||25 November 1910|
|Died||26 October 2001(aged 90)|
|Practice||R. Seifert and Partners|
King's Reach Tower
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Seifert was born to a Swiss family and came to London when young. He attended the Central Foundation Boys' School and subsequently obtained a scholarship to the Bartlett School of Architecture, graduating in 1933. Seifert served in the Royal Engineers during World War II.
List of worksEdit
London and suburbsEdit
- 90 Long Acre, Westminster
- Barnet House, High Road, Barnet
- Blackfriars Station, Queen Victoria Street, City of London (to be demolished)
- Beagle House, Tower Hamlets
- Britannia Hotel (The Biltmore, Mayfair Hotel), Grosvenor Square, Mayfair
- Centre Point, New Oxford Street, Camden
- Corinthian House, Lansdowne Road, Croydon
- Drapers Gardens, Throgmorton Avenue, City of London (demolished)
- Essoldo Paddington Cinema, Great Western Road, Westminster (demolished)
- Euston Station, Eversholt Street, Camden
- King's Reach Tower, Stamford Street, Southwark
- Kings Mall, King Street, Hammersmith 1980
- Kellogg House, Baker Street, Westminster
- Limebank House, Gracechurch Street, City of London (demolished)
- London Forum Hotel (Kensington Forum Hotel), Cromwell Road, Kensington and Chelsea
- New Printing House Square, Gray's Inn Road, Camden
- New London Bridge House, 5 London Bridge Street, Southwark (demolished – site now occupied by The News Building)
- No. 1 Croydon (the NLA Tower), Addiscombe Road, Croydon
- One Kemble Street (Space House), off Kingsway, Camden
- 1, 2 & 3 St John’s Square, Finsbury (now known as Gate House, 1 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, Islington)
- Tolworth Tower, Ewell Road, Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames
- Hilton House, Hilton Street, Manchester
- Gateway House, Piccadilly Approach, Manchester (1969)
- "Richard Seifert (obituary)". The Guardian. 29 October 2001. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- "Alumni". Central Foundation Boys' School. 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
- William D. Rubinstein (22 February 2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 890–. ISBN 978-0-230-30466-6.
- National Life Stories, 'Seifert, Richard (1 of 8) National Life Stories Collection: Architects' Lives', The British Library Board, 1996. Retrieved 10 April 2018[dead link]
- H.M. Land Registry Title number LN49048, drawing numbers 376.8 to 376.15 & 376.28, plans to the deed of 30 January 1963 made between W. McQueen & Co Ltd, Arrol Investment Company Limited and Cornersites (Investments) Limited
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