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About this talk

Running time: 38 minutes

Peter Carter was born in London in 1927, and studied architecture at the Northern Polytechnic. After working in the office of Maxwell Fry (see Learning From The Tropics and How Modern Architecture Came To England) and Jane Drew, and with the LCC Housing Division, he commenced in 1956 a 17 year sojourn in North America, initially in Eero Saarinen's (see Wright Started It, Corbu Gave It Form, Mies Added Control) office, then as a graduate student in Mies van der Rohe's (see I Don't Want To Be Interesting, I Want To Be Good) master class at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), before joining Mies' office in 1958, where he worked for 13 years and became an Associate.

He was project architect under Mies on the Mansion House scheme and the Toronto-Dominion Centre. After Mies died he worked in Toronto with Bregman & Hamann for two years before returning to London to set up his own practice with IlT alumni Dennis Mannina and Stephen LeRoith.

Among his realised buildings are the award-winning Hambro (Allied Dunbar) Centre and the Allied Dunbar Tricentre, both in Swindon, undertaken in an association with YRM. He has also worked on a series of studies for the Lyric Theatre.

His book "Mies van der Rohe At Work" was published in 1974.

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Peter Carter

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