Louis Emmanuel Jean Guy de Soissons

(1890—1962) architect and town planner

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(1890–1962). Canadian-born architect, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and at the Royal Academy in London. He designed several buildings in England including houses at Bagshot, Surrey (1914), the Earl Haig Memorial Homes, Meadow Head, Sheffield, Yorks. (1928–9), Broom Park and Huxhams Cross Houses, Dartington Hall, Devon (1932–3), and much else, but he is best known for the many buildings he designed at Welwyn Garden City, Herts. (1919–60), where he introduced a pleasing Neo-Georgian style with a Colonial flavour to the second English Garden City.

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

Subjects: Architecture.

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