Richard Sheppard (architect)

Sir Richard Herbert Sheppard CBE RA (2 July 1910 18 December 1982) was an English architect.

Sheppard was born in Bristol. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and trained as an architect at the Royal West of England Academy. During his time there, he lost the use of his legs through poliomyelitis.

He was married to Lady Majorie Sheppard who survived him.

Sheppard's firm, Richard Sheppard, Robson & Partners, founded in 1958, was responsible for the design of over eighty schools, as well as buildings at Loughborough University, the University of Leicester, Brunel University, City University, the University of Durham, the University of Newcastle, Manchester Polytechnic, Imperial College, London, and, most notably, Churchill College, Cambridge.

He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1964 and was knighted in 1981.


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