D808 - Pietka, Mr Lucjan - 1942-46

Material from the period 1942-1946 comprising: photographs of staff at the Polish School of Architecture; Mr Pietka's thesis design, publications relating to the Polish School of Architecture; Order of Proceedings at the Graduation ceremony of the first four graduates of the Polish School, letter re...

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Main Creator: Pietka, Lucjan
Archive level description: Sub-sub fonds
Physical Description:3 folders
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Summary:Material from the period 1942-1946 comprising: photographs of staff at the Polish School of Architecture; Mr Pietka's thesis design, publications relating to the Polish School of Architecture; Order of Proceedings at the Graduation ceremony of the first four graduates of the Polish School, letter regarding the book The Polish School of Architecture. Also sketch made on holiday in France (1973)
Date:1942-46
Reference Number:D808
Acquisition Information:Mrs. Ethel Pietka 10 April 2000.
Biographical/Administrative Information:Mr. Lucjan Pietka received his initial training as an architect in the University of Warsaw and before the outbreak of war had practical experience in private practice and in local and national government. After the invasion of Poland, Mr. Pietka was interned in Hungary and then joined the Polish forces in France and then in Britain. He was one of the first four Poles to graduate in 1944 from the Polish School of Architecture which since 1942 had formed an academic link with the University of Liverpool School of Architecture. In 1944 he was awarded the University's Diploma in Civic Design. From 1945 he was a Lecturer in the Polish School of Architecture, initially in Liverpool and later (when the School transferred to University College London) in London until 1947. After undertaking private work in London, Mr. Pietka joined the staff of the University of Liverpool's School of Architecture in 1951 and retired in 1972. He died in October 1975.