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Remember Roy

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The world of architectural education has lost a shining light, following the untimely death of Roy Landau last week.

Although past retirement age, he was still active on the international circuit, especially given his worldwide contact with former AA students (he was for many years head of the graduate school) who had gone on to greater things.

Highly respected outside as well as within architectural academic circles, he was surely one of a very few members of the profession to receive Christmas cards from Karl Popper. Only he could have persuaded the world's two foremost authorities on the construction of the dome of St Peter's in Rome to attend the same symposium, given that they profoundly disagreed with each other. Guest editor of one of Monica Pidgeon's notable issues of Architectural Design in the 1960s on complexity, Landau could talk about how philosophical issues impacted on professional concerns, with a unique blend of knowledge and wit. He will be sorely missed.

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