Monday 29 October: Young Georgian Lecture - Edwin Lutyens’s Work During the Great War Years


Central London - venue tbc

Doors open 6pm, lecture starts 6.30pm

Lecture given by Iñigo Basarrate


The Young Georgians have joined with the Lutyens Trust for a series of two lectures on the work of Edwin Lutyens. 


This, the first lecture in the series, will focus on Lutyens's significant but little known commissions in Spain. Most of Lutyens’s projects in Spain (the first project for El Guadalperal, La Ventosilla and House for Cimera) coincided with World War I. For Lutyens, as with other architects, this was a time of much-reduced activity and forms an interval between two extraordinarily prolific phases in his career. His work at Delhi had slowed down and was finally suspended during 1917–19 when commissions at home also ground to a halt. The Spanish commissions formed the mainstay of his works during the war years, and offer, together with a few other works which he developed during these years, a valuable insight into his evolution as an architect at this time. 


Iñigo Basarrate graduated as an architect (University of Navarra, 2012) and gained an MA on Architectural History and Theory (University of Navarra, 2013). He later undertook a doctoral research at the University of Edinburgh focusing on Edwin Lutyens and his works in Spain. He has presented parts of his research at academic conferences, lectured at the University of the Basque Country and published part of his doctoral research in academic journals (Architectural History and The British Art Journal).  Iñigo works as an architect in Bilbao while he continues researching on architectural history and preparing publications.