Powell, Sir Philip. (5 of 20). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Interviewees

    Powell, Sir Philip, 1921-2003 (speaker, male)

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    Brodie, Louise, (speaker, female)

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    Part 5. More talk about Moya - his exceptional drawing ability - did drawing which told the truth and still looked beautiful. Discussion on Churchill Gardens project. They were a team of 6 or 7 and worked with a builder - Eric Chick - with whom he also worked on the Pimlico project and who was an exceptionally gifted person. He explains why and how he was exceptional. They worked in a Georgian house in Great Smith Street - Westminster - until the early 60s. Eventually they had to move and after various interim places they moved into Upper Cheyne Row - until he retired. Discussion on fees from Westminster Council and later when they built the first hospital. Philip Powel [PP] talks about his feelings when he saw the buildings he designed being built - and the surprises when he built Wolfson College at Oxford. They were lucky to have won the competition which affected later life.

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