Lewis, Margaret Mary Davidge

Margaret Davidge Lewis was born on June 6, 1912 in Eltham, Kent, England, the dughter of a London city planner and architect, William Davidge and his wife Kathleen Lane Davidge.

She graduated from the Architecural Association School of Architecture in London in 1936 and became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects.  In 1937 she began a degree in landscape architecture at Smilth College, and met her future husband Randolph Lewis, a law student living in the same boarding house. Before they were married in 1940 she returned to England and designed buildings for the new Scotland Yard in London.

She and Rudolf settled in Pittsfield, MA where she became active in civic affairs. After raising her two children, Carolyn and William, she became a registered architect in Massachusetts in 1970 and opened her own practice. In her work she combined interests in architecture, landscape architecture and city planning. One of her guiding principles was that public space should be useful as well as aesthetically pleasing.

She died at the age of 102, on May 15, 2015 in Bristol, CT.

(information from her obituary Berkshire Eagle, May 19, 2015)

 

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