(1912–78). English Modern Movement architect, he worked with many professionals, including Gropius and Fry, before setting up an office with G. P. Townsend in 1945, a partnership that lasted until 1950, after which Lyons practised in London on his own before taking Ivor Richard Cunningham (1928–) into partnership in 1963. The firm specialized in designing speculative housing developments in a modern idiom, including the landscaping and planning of entire estates, e.g. the SPAN housing at Blackheath, London (1959–63), and Weybridge, Surrey (1964–5).
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.