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Biographical files

Contents of a biographical file on Powell and Moya

There are over 20,000 biographical files available at the British Architectural Library. Each file is unique and could contain nomination papers for membership of the RIBA, obituaries, brochures, newspaper articles, letters or other papers relating to a specific architect or firm.

These records are a resource for students and researchers, proving to be among the best sources of information on obscure architects and providing surprising insights on more well-established ones.

Among those represented include:

  • Winner of the 2010 and 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize, Zaha Hadid
  • 2011 Royal Gold Medallist, David Chipperfield
  • Architect of the RIBA headquarters and Library, George Grey Wornum   

Location            British Architectural Library, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London.
Access              Available during Library opening hours, please ask at the Library enquiry desk for access. Bring photographic I.D. for admission into the Library.
Finding material  To find out more about who is represented in the biographical files, search the online catalogue. To perform a simple search of the catalogue enter a keyword and under 'collections' select 'Biog entries'. Alternatively please contact the Library.

 

 

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