Lutyens’s Elevations: Evolutions and Revelations
Oliver Cope; Stuart Martin
Hosts: Martin Lutyens; Robin Prater
A discussion about the use of geometry in the buildings of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Oliver Cope, AIA
Oliver Cope received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1980, a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1985 and taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Cincinnati before establishing the firm of Oliver Cope Architect in New York City in 1988. A comprehensive architectural design firm with a solid base of experience in diverse projects, the firm is especially strong in traditional design and classically American homes in a variety of historic styles. Widely recognized as one of the premier firms for traditional residential architecture in the New York area, Mr. Cope’s work is featured in the firm’s monograph, Oliver Cope Architect – City Country Sea, published by Triglyph Books with an introduction by Clive Aslet as well as in Architectural Digest, Galarie, House Beautiful, House & Garden, Home, The New York Times and others. Mr. Cope is currently licensed in seven states.
Stuart first encountered Lutyens through the Patrick Nuttgens TV programme that coincided with the Hayward Gallery Exhibition in 1981. He pursued this interest at Nottingham University, writing a dissertation on the development of Lutyens’ Classical architecture, and beginning his own solo visits to the houses when he could. In his subsequent career as an architect of country houses, Stuart has sought to combine his reverence for Lutyens’ work, with its love of traditional forms and materials, with sensitivity to the varying contexts of our own times. He has been a member of the Lutyens Trust for more than 20 years. A member of the Events Committee for more than 10 years, he recently became a volunteer caseworker for the Trust.