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(Harold) Owen Luder

© Miriam Reik

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(Harold) Owen Luder

by Miriam Reik
bromide print, 1980s
10 in. x 10 1/8 in. (255 mm x 257 mm)
Purchased, 1986
Photographs Collection
NPG x26013

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  • (Harold) Owen Luder (1928-2021), Architect and construction industry consultant; Chairman of the Architects Registration Board; President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • Miriam Reik (1949-), Photographer. Artist or producer of 17 portraits.

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27 April 2016, 23:00

This is a photograph of Owen Luder CBE uniquely twice elected as the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (1981-3 and 1995-7) taken on the stairs in the RIBA Building 66 Portland Place, London taken after his first term as RIBA President. He is well known for many so called "Brutalist" buildings he designed in the 1960's and 1970's - particularly The Tricorn Portsmouth, The "Get Carter" Car Park in Gateshead and the "Rocket" Tower Flats in Whickham all now demolished. He also worked abroad in Saudi Arabia where he designed the Ministry of Agriculture building in Ryhad and the City Hal lin Taif the summer capital. Also the National Stadium in Abuja the new capital of Nigeria and advised on the redevelopment of Down Town Little Rock Arkansaw USA. He is 87 and still very much alive and working in Westminster in 2016. Born in 1928 he grew up in South London in the 1930's, lived in London during the Blitz and was a survivor of the Lakonia Cruise Liner disaster in 1963.

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