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Richard Seifert
Richard Seifert
(born Reubin Seifert, 25 November 1910 – 26 October 2001)[1] was a Swiss-British architect, best known for designing the Centrepoint tower and Tower 42
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.


1 Biography 2 List of works

2.1 London and suburbs 2.2 Elsewhere

3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Seifert was born to a Swiss family and came to London when young. He attended the Central Foundation Boys' School[2] and subsequently obtained a scholarship to the Bartlett School of Architecture, graduating in 1933.[1] Seifert served in the Royal Engineers
Royal Engineers
during World War II.[3] Seifert is widely recognized for having influenced 1960s and 1970s London architecture. Other examples of his work in London include Euston Station, Drapers Gardens
Drapers Gardens
and the King's Reach Tower, as well as numerous commercial buildings – principally hotels and office blocks – in and around London. His practice also designed commercial buildings and social housing developments in other major British cities – most notably Birmingham, Manchester
and Glasgow.[citation needed] Seifert and his company were responsible for more London buildings than Sir Christopher Wren
Christopher Wren
and designed more than 500 office blocks across the UK and Europe.[1] Following his retirement in 1984, his son John Seifert who had worked with his father for 15 years, took over the practice, which survived in various forms until 2010. John Seifert now practices under the name Sigma Architects in the UK and Seifert Architects LLC abroad – continuing the legacy of hotel and commercial developments begun by his father.[citation needed] List of works[edit] London and suburbs[edit]

90 Long Acre, Westminster Barnet House, High Road, Barnet Blackfriars Station, Queen Victoria Street, City of London
City of London
(to be demolished) Beagle House, Tower Hamlets Britannia Hotel (Millennium Mayfair), Grosvenor Square, Mayfair Centre Point, New Oxford Street, Camden Corinthian House, Lansdowne Road, Croydon Drapers Gardens, Throgmorton Avenue, City of London
City of London
(demolished) Essoldo Paddington Cinema, Great Western Road, Westminster (demolished) Euston Station, Eversholt Street, Camden Exchange House, Watford Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road, Westminster Holborn
Centre, Holborn, Camden I.C.T. House, Putney
High Street, Putney International House, Chiltern Street, Westminster (demolished) International Press Centre, Shoe Lane, City of London 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
City of London
(demolished) London Forum Hotel (Kensington Forum Hotel)[1], 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
One Kemble Street
(Space House), off Kingsway, Camden Orbit House, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
(demolished) Planet House, Baker Street, Westminster Princess Grace Hospital, Nottingham
Place, Westminster Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Bayswater Road, Westminster Riverview House, Beavor Lane, Hammersmith Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington High Street, Kensington and Chelsea Royex House, Aldermanbury Square, City of London
City of London
(demolished) 1, 2 & 3 St John’s Square, Finsbury (now known as Gate House, 1 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, Islington)[4] St Martin's Lane Hotel, Covent Garden, Westminster The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection hotel, Knightsbridge Sobell Sports Centre, Hornsey Road, Islington Telstar House, Eastbourne Terrace, Westminster (demolished) Tolworth
Tower, Ewell Road, Tolworth, Kingston upon Thames Tower 42, Old Broad Street, City of London Wembley
Hotel & Conference Centre, Wembley
(demolished) Westel House, Uxbridge Road, Ealing
(demolished) Woolworth House, Marylebone Road, Westminster Colt House, Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch

The Anderston Centre, Glasgow

Sussex Heights
Sussex Heights
apartment block, Brighton

Elsewhere[edit] [citation needed]

Anderston Centre, Glasgow Alpha Tower, Ladywood, Birmingham ATV Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham
(demolished) British Steel Corporation Research Laboratories, Middlesbrough Central Television Complex, Nottingham Centre City Tower, Hill Street, Birmingham Elmbank Gardens, Glasgow Concourse House, Lime Street, Liverpool, the scene of the giant mechanical spider La Princesse's first appearance in Liverpool; demolished 2008 Gateway House, Piccadilly, Manchester Hexagon Tower (ICI Research Laboratories), Blackley, Manchester Metropole Hotel, Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham Princess Margaret Hospital, Windsor Rival Lamps factory building, Brighton
(demolished) Sussex Heights, Brighton Chartwell Court. Brighton Hilton House, Manchester


^ a b c " Richard Seifert
Richard Seifert
(obituary)". The Guardian. 29 October 2001. Retrieved 2014-11-26.  ^ "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.  ^ 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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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 96273574 ULAN: 500