According to the Architects' Journal Jonathan Woolf, "the much-respected architect and academic" born and based in London, has died aged 54. His practice, Jonathan Woolf Architects, was established in 1990 and has completed more than thirty-five projects in Europe and Africa. Woolf was also a prolific educator, having taught at the British universities of Bath, Kingston (from which he received an honorary doctorate earlier this year), the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, and the Architectural Association.
On Woolf's work, Ellis Woodman (director of the Architecture Foundation) has said that it is "distinguished by a combination of qualities that is exceptionally rare in contemporary architecture. On the one hand it is the product of a profound engagement with history; on the other it remains strikingly free of eclecticism. Above all its concerns lies with the enrichment of space whether through a poetic response to the topography of a site or the artful distribution of a sequence of rooms. He does not leave a large body of work but it is one of real originality which I have no doubt will assert a considerable influence in the years to come."
News via the Architects' Journal