Brian Shawcroft, AIA (1929-2017)

“There is a process that you’ve got to go through as an artist, and I consider being an architect as an artist.” Brian Shawcroft

Brian Shawcroft and His Wife

Brian Shawcroft was a modern architect, photographer, and educator. Born in 1929 in England, Shawcroft studied architecture from 1949 to 1953 at the Technical College and School of Art. He also finished his Masters in architecture from MIT and Harvard University. 

Brian Shawcroft House
Shawcroft Modern House Design

After finishing his studies, Shawcroft became a professor and Head of Architecture at the NC State College School of Design, now known as the NCSU College of Design. As a photographer, he always cherished architectural drawings drawn by hand. Because of this, he established the Shawcroft Prize for Drawing as he wanted to encourage architectural drawing skills.  

Modern House
Modern House Design

He was a modernist architect and died in 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

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