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Ralph Erskine Edit Profile

architect and town planner

Ralph Erskine, British architect, town planner. Certified architect, town planner. Decorated Commander British Empire; recipient Kasper Salin prize, 1970, 1981, Swedish Ytong prize, 1974, Litteris et Artibus medal, Sweden, 1980, Gold medal, Royal Architecture Institute Canada, 1982, Guld Kanga award, Stockholm, 1983, Wolf Foundation International prize, 1984, Royal Gold medal, Royal Institute British Architects, 1987.

Background

Erskine, Ralph was born on February 24, 1914 in London. Arrived in Sweden, 1939. Son of George and Mildred (Gough) Erskine.

Education

RIBA, Regent St. Poly, London, 1937. MRIPI, Regent St. Poly, London, 1938. Dr.Tech., University Lund, 1975.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Heriot-Watt University, Edinburg, 1982. Postgraduate, Royal Academy Arts, Stockholm.

Career

Private practice architecture, Drottningholm, Scotland, from 1940.

Achievements

  • Certified architect, town planner.

Connections

Married Ruth Monica Francis, August 29, 1939. Children: Jane Kristina, Karin Elizabeth, Patrick Jon.

father:
George Erskine

mother:
Mildred (Gough) Erskine

spouse:
Ruth Monica Francis

children:
Patrick Jon Erskine

Jane Kristina Erskine

Karin Elizabeth Erskine