Rowe, Geoffrey, Collection

Scope and Content

This collection contains a number of architectural drawings by architect Geoffrey Rowe at both University of Huddersfield and Leeds University. Drawings include rendered elevations of buildings he designed; floor plans; painted sketches; perspective renderings; working drawings; site plans and various structural studies diagrams. This collection also includes drawings and designs by A.Forward at Manchester University, origins of these drawings are unknown but have been found grouped together with architectural drawings by Geoffrey Rowe. The third section of this collection is seperated as unknown / untitled; these drawings are unsigned and often with no date. However, many of the drawings may be by Rowe or Foward as some drawings are part of a series or show characteristics of their style.

Administrative / Biographical History

Geoffrey Arthur Rowe born 22nd August 1916 studied in many architecture schools including University of Huddersfield, University of Leeds, Ecole des Beaux Arts Paris and Gordon Sq. School of Planning in London. After his war service in from 1940-1945 Rowe joined his Father's practice as an associate He participated in various education activities including part time Studio Tutor at University of Huddersfield and Visiting Professor worldwide. He also became a consultant to Abbey Hanson Rowe Partnership (now part of AEDAS) and also Director of AHRP International. Rowe has carried out works worldwide including UK , Australia, Hong Kong Abu Dhabi, Kuwait etc. His work undertook various building types including Urban and Town designs, Industrial buildings, Healthcare, commerce etc. Rowe became a RIBA Fellow 1962.

Access Information

No restrictions. Original available for consultation by appointment

Custodial History

The collection of drawings, books and journals formerly belonging to Geoffrey Rowe was donated to the University Archives by Abbey Hanson Rowe.