Henry Vaughan Lanchester

(1863—1953) architect and town planner

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(1863–1953). English architect. He set up in practice in 1887, and in 1896 took James S. Stewart (1865–1904) and E. A. Rickards into partnership. They won the competition to design the City Hall and Law Courts, Cathays Park, Cardiff (1898–1906), with Beaux-Arts planning and exuberant Baroque façades, and followed this success with the even more splendid Wesleyan Central Hall, Westminster (1905–11). In 1919 Thomas Geoffrey Lucas (1872–1947), who had built several houses at Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb, joined the partnership, followed by Thomas A. Lodge (1879–1967) in 1923. As Lanchester, Lucas, & Lodge, the firm enjoyed great success, and when Lucas retired, it continued as Lanchester & Lodge, designing many university buildings, hospitals, and other major works.

From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Architecture.

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