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Martin Spencer Symes

designer , researcher , architecture educator

Martin Spencer Symes, British architecture educator, researcher, designer. Member Royal Institute British Architects (professional literature committee since 1981), Environmental Design Research Association, International Association for Study of People and Their Physical Surroundings (board directors 1979-1982, secretary since 1984).

Background

Symes, Martin Spencer was born on August 19, 1941 in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Son of Oliver Edward and Beatrice Mary (Spencer) Symes.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Cambridge University, 1963. Diploma in architecture, 1965, Master of Arts, 1967. Planning diploma Architectural Association, London, 1973.

Doctor of Philosophy., London University, 1980.

Career

Registered architect, United Kingdom Architectural trainee London County Council, 1962-1963, Eero Saarinen Associates, Hamden Connecticut, 1964. Architectural assistant Yorke Rosenberg Mardall, London, 1965-1968. Member Arup Associates, London, 1968-1973.

Lecturer architecture University College London, 1973-1983, senior lecturer, since 1983. Consultant Duffy Eley Giffone Worthington, London, 1975-1982, Nathaniel Lichfield Associates, London, 1977-1978, Regeneration Ltd., London, 1978, Libyan Government, Benghazi, 1981-1982, Welsh Development Agency, Newport, Wales, 1982, New Zealand Government, Wellington, since 1983.

Works

  • Editor, author: Use of Redundant Buildings, 1978. Architectural and Planning Research journal., since 1983. London correspondent Design Book review, since 1983.

    Contributor articles to professional journals. Research fellow Princeton University, 1980, Nuffield Foundation, 1981-1982, Architects Registration Council of United Kingdom, 1983. Academy Exchange British Council, 1983.

    Nell Norris fellow Melbourne University, 1985. Commission European Communities fellow, 1985.

Membership

Member Royal Institute British Architects (professional literature committee since 1981), Environmental Design Research Association, International Association for Study of People and Their Physical Surroundings (board directors 1979-1982, secretary since 1984).

Connections

Married Valerie Joy Willcox, June 23, 1964. Children– Benedick, Francesca.

father:
Oliver Edward Symes

mother:
Beatrice Mary (Spencer) Symes

spouse:
Valerie Joy Willcox

children:
Benedick Symes

Francesca Symes