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SIMPSON, Sir John William

Born: 1858 08 09
Died: 1933


A well-known British architect, and born in Brighton, England, the son of an architect. Simpson and his partner since 1910, O Maxwell AYRTON, were responsible for the design of the buildings for the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley in 1924, including the South African pavilion. Little remains of this landmark exhibition which included the world-famous Wembley Stadium itself. It was for his work on the exhibition that he was made a Knight Commander of the British Empire.

President of the RIBA 1919-1921. (Building Sep 1919:290-93, Presidential address; Presidents of the RIBA, RIBA Jnl May 1984:27)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing SIMPSON

Brown, SM. 1969. Architects and others: an annotated list of people of South African interest appearing in the RIBA Journal 1880-1925. Johannesburg: Unpublished dissertation, University of the Witwatersrand. pp