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Obituary: Professor Patrick Nuttgens

Professor Patrick Nuttgens, CBE, MA, PhD, DLitt, DUniv, DA, ARIBA

It is sad to report the death, on 15 March 2004, of Professor Patrick Nuttgens, former Director of Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Metropolitan University) and a distinguished writer and broadcaster on the arts, architecture and architectural history. As Director of the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies and Professor of Architecture, Professor Nuttgens was closely involved in the establishment of the new University of York during the 1960s. In 1969, he moved to Leeds to become the first Director of the Polytechnic, holding the post until his retirement in 1986. He was the (part-time) Hoffman Wood Professor of Architecture in this University from 1968 to 1970, and again in 1984-85; in each of the years he held the Chair, he delivered a series of penetrating and stimulating public lectures on different aspects of architecture. In his capacity as Director of the Polytechnic, Professor Nuttgens was also a member of the University Court and Council. He was awarded honorary doctorates by several universities, including Sheffield and York, and was appointed CBE in 1983.

Published: 7 April 2004