Alison Smithson(1928-1993), Architect
Alison Margaret Smithson
Sitter in 4 portraits
The Smithsons met whilst studying Architecture at Durham University (1939-42) and married in 1949. They established their own partnership in 1950 and are best known for their involvement with the Team X group which attempted to break down barriers between the arts and sciences. Projects in Britain include The Economist Building, Piccadilly, London (1959-1965), and the Robin Hood Gardens housing complex, Poplar, East London (1969-1972).
by Nigel Graeme Henderson
vintage bromide print, 1956
- Peter Denham Smithson (husband)
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