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Mr Felix J. Lander

Felix J. Lander was an architect and outstanding draughtsman who worked in the in the early- to mid-20th century. He formed a successful partnership with Herbert Arthur Welch and Nugent Francis Cachemaille-Day.

Felix James Lander [commonly known a Felix J. Lander and as Felix Lander; also known as Felix Lander] was born in Newbury, Berkshire in October 1897 and trained in the office of Barry Parker (1867-1947) in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, After service in World War One, he worked with Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin (1863-1940) at their office (Parker & Unwin) in Hampstead Garden Suburb, with Louis de Soissons in Welwyn Garden City and in the offices of Charles Holden (1875-1960) and Henry Percy Adams (1865-1930). In 1928 he joined forces with Nugent Francis Cachemaille-Day (1896-1976) and Herbert Arthur Welch (1889-1953) to form the partnership Welch, Cachemaille-Day & Lander.

The firm designed a large number of buildings throughout suburban London and the South East, including houses, shops, hotels and churches. The practice designed the much-admired Crawford's Advertising office building at 233 High Holborn, London in 1930.

In 1935 Cachemaille-Day left to set up his own practice and Lander and Welch continued as Herbert A. Welch & Felix J. Lander. Following Welch's death in 1953, Lander continued to run the practice alone until taking his son, Sean Felix Folke Lander (1930-?) into partnership. He in turn ran the practice after his father's death

Lander was admitted an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects (ARIBA) in 1925 and a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA) in 1935. He died St. Albans, Hertfordshire on 11 August 1960.

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