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Quinlan Terry

Quinlan Terry, architect, was educated at Bryantson School and the Architectural Association. Terry was a pupil of Raymond Erith, the classical architect of the mid-twentieth century, with whom he formed the partnership of Erith & Terry.

For some Terry is the most controversial architect of his generation because he is so uncontroversial. This is mainly due to the fact that he works mainly in the classical mode rather than the Modernist style that most contemporary architects employ.

Many of his commissions have come from private clients or from property developers and he is serious believer in classical acrhitecture. This is likely to have been fostered by both his partnership with Erith, as well as his period as a Rome Scholar in 1968/9.

He currently holds the European Prize for the Reconstruction of the City of Archives d'Architecture Moderne. His library at Downing College won the Building of the Year Award 1994. He received the Arthur Ross Award in 2002 for architecture from Classical America. He won the Best Modern Classical House 2003, awarded by the Georgian Group and in 2005 he won the Richard H Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture.

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