Scott, Elizabeth Whitworth (1898–1972)

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Scott, Elizabeth Whitworth (1898–1972)

British architect. Born in England in 1898; died in England in 1972; attended private school in Bournemouth, England, and received her degree from the Architectural Association School in 1924.

Elizabeth Whitworth Scott followed her grandfather, Victorian architect Sir Gilbert Scott, into the field of architecture in the early 20th century. Just four years after her graduation from the Architectural Association School in 1924, her design for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon was chosen from 22 proposals. This building became her claim to fame although she also worked in Welwyn Garden City, Cheltenham and London, and designed extensions to Cambridge's Newnham College.

Sally Cole-Misch , freelance writer, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

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