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John Simpson CVO BSC ARCH DIP RIBA
(Born 9 November 1954) is a British architect.
Simpson studied architecture at University College London
University College London is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom and the oldest and largest constituent college of the federal University of London...
. He is principal of practice at John Simpsons and Partners. Chartered Architects and Urban Designers
, London. He is a member of Royal Institute of British Architects
The Royal Institute of British Architects is a professional body for architects primarily in the United Kingdom, but also internationally.-History:...
Simpson is well-known for being one of the few modern-day architects designing in the classical style.
“Having rejected International Modernism he sought to show how the classical language of architecture could be used in contemporary economic, technical and functional requirements. His work is derived largely from Georgian
Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1720 and 1840. It is eponymous for the first four British monarchs of the House of Hanover—George I of Great Britain, George II of Great Britain, George III of the United...
sources and he made his name with Ashfold House in West Sussex (1991), influenced by Soane’s architecture." (James Stevens Curl, Dictionary of Architecture
- Masterplan for the area around St.Paul's Cathedral, London (1992–1996).
- The West Range of Gonville Court, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (1993–96).
- The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, in London, is the principal residence and office of the British monarch. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality...
, London, (2002).
- Masterplan for Fairford Leys
Fairford Leys is a new high density housing estate of 1,900 homes west of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England. It has its own village centre with a number of traditionally fronted shops, a small supermarket, two restaurants, a nursery, an ecumenical church and a community centre. It also has a...
, a village outside Aylesbury
Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire in South East England. However the town also falls into a geographical region known as the South Midlands an area that ecompasses the north of the South East, and the southern extremities of the East Midlands...
Buckinghamshire is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan home county in South East England. The county town is Aylesbury, the largest town in the ceremonial county is Milton Keynes and largest town in the non-metropolitan county is High Wycombe....