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James Gowan, In Memoriam

Talent in the Shade


Twenty-three years after his mediatic partner, James Stirling, James Gowan died in London last 15 June. Born in Glasgow in 1923, after studies divided by World War II (between the Glasgow School of Art and the Kingston School of Architecture) he teamed up with the famous Scottish architect in 1956. Together they built many works, including the famous engineering school at Leicester University. The popularity of this project was not however enough to prevent the break-up of the partnership in 1963. Thereafter, although he never stopped designing, he was more involved in teaching and became a very influential professor at the Architectural Association in London.

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