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Howell, Killick, Partridge, & Amis Architects

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post updated 16 August 2023

Howell, Killick, Partridge, & Amis – Key Projects

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Cambridge University Centre, England, UK
Date built: 1967
University Centre, Cambridge building photo taken on 21 March 2012:
University Centre Cambridge building by Howell, Killick, Partridge, & Amis Architects
photograph : University Centre, Cambridge by Philip Pankhurst, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
This modern English building uses concrete panels with rhythmic expression of tie-back bolts, quite brutal but intriguing.
Civic Trust Commendation in 1968.
The Cambridge University Centre Building is one of finest examples of Brutalist architecture in Cambridge.
The Modern structure was built in response to the finding of the Bridges Report, which lamented the lack of facilities for graduate students. The Centre was constructed using a £330,000 grant from the Wolfson Foundation. A plaque commemorating the official opening – on 7th November 1967 – by Sir Isaac Wolfson sits opposite reception.

Senior Combination Room, Downing College, England, UK
Dates built: 1966-70
Wonderful reinterpretation of neoclassical context ie William Wilkins’ Downing College buildings.

Traditional context to the SCR building:
Downing College building by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis
photograph © AW
Downing College Buildings

The Besse Building, St Anthony’s College Oxford, Oxfordshire, southern England, UK
Dates built: 1968-70
Photo taken on a tour of post-war buildings in Oxford with the 20th Century Society:
The Besse Building, St Anthony's College Oxford, design by Howell Killick Partridge & Amis Architects
photograph : Steve Cadman CC BY-SA 2.0 (, courtesy of Wikimedia commons

More architectural information online soon, incl. their Sydney Sussex building, Cambridge

Location: Cambridge / Oxford, etc., southern England, UK

Howell, Killick, Partridge, & Amis – Practice Information

The architect studio was based in southeast England, United Kingdom.

This architecture practice was established in 1959 by English architects William Gough Howell and John Alexander Wentzel Killick.

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