Ahrends, Burton and Koralek architects (Peter Ahrends; Richard St John Vladimir Burton; Paul George Koralek)

Ahrends, Burton and Koralek architects (Peter Ahrends; Richard St John Vladimir Burton; Paul George Koralek), by Valerie Bennett, 2005 - NPG x128189 - © Valerie Bennett / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ahrends, Burton and Koralek architects (Peter Ahrends; Richard St John Vladimir Burton; Paul George Koralek)

by Valerie Bennett
bromide fibre print, 2005
58 7/8 in. x 15 1/2 in. (1495 mm x 393 mm)
Given by Valerie Bennett, 2006
Photographs Collection
NPG x128189

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  • Peter Ahrends (1933-), Architect; co-founder of Ahrend, Burton and Koralek. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Richard St John Vladimir Burton (1933-2017), Architect; co-founder of Ahrends, Burton & Koralek. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Paul George Koralek (1933-), Architect; co-founder of Ahrends, Burton and Koralek, architects. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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