Owen Williams
born  20th March 1890 at 16 Caroline Terrace, 145 St Ann's Road, Tottenham, London, UK
died  23rd May 1969 at West Hertfordshire Hospital, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK
era  Modern
Written and edited by Leonie Gombrich
Sir Evan Owen Williams is Britain's most significant innovator in the early use of structural concrete and a pioneer in the development of concrete architecture. Equally well known for his architecture as his engineering, he believed that the two disciplines would and must become inseparable. It is ironic, therefore, that his work was influential in the establishment of structural engineering as a profession in its own right.
The final decades of his life were devoted to the implementation of Britain's long-planned motorway system — work carried on by his son and partner, Owen Tudor Williams, after his death.
All items by Sir Owen Williams  •  Everything built ... 1890 - 1969
references  OWW, OW, DNB
williams photo  Owen Williams archive, part of Amey plc

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