Obituary - Sylvia Law

Daily PostApril 19, 2004

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CHANCING across the autobiography of the acclaimed US architect Frank Lloyd Wright while working for Unilver changed the course of Sylvia Law's life. It expounded his prairie house philosophy, she recalled,"that houses should be devised as homes,not things that merely pleased architects. It was the kind of architecture I thought very important."

Although a late-starter, Sylvia Law,born in Southport, the elder of two sisters and the daughter of a cotton waste merchant, became first woman president (in 60 years)of the Royal Town Planning Institute,in 1974.

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Obituary - Sylvia Law

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