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End of an era

Richard Seifert, whose death prompted major obituaries in the national press this week, was an architectural phenomenon. The most successful commercial architect of his generation, he also had a commitment to the profession which was often underestimated. He served as a RIBA councillor, arguing in the early 1970s for what were then quite high membership fees, but which would sort out those who were interested in the profession and those who weren't. He donated substantial sums to the ...

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