On Thursday, May 13, 2021at 12:00pm EDT, RAMSA Partner Grant Marani and historian Swapna Liddle will discuss Edwin Lutyens's "Architecture in New Delhi: Politics, Planning & Personality. Considered one of the most remarkable architects in British history, Sir Edwin Lutyens left beh ind a rare architectural legacy that included a rich variety of form and style. Among his over 800 commissions, Lutyens designed many beautiful country houses, public buildings, bridges, and war memorials in Britain. His prolific work abroad includes designs such as Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Thiepval Arch on the Somme in France, and the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., as well as many other distinguished buildings. Lutyens was asked to join the Delhi Planning Commission and made his first visit to India in 1912. The panel will be moderated by Martin Lutyens, chairman of The Lutyens Trust. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to register.
As an educational organization, The Lutyens Trust America focuses on enhancing appreciation of, and on providing opportunities for the study and conservation of Sir Edwin Lutyens’s work. Events for The Lutyens Trust America include tours of Lutyens-related sites, lectures, and the support of ongoing preservation efforts related to Lutyens’s legacy of architectural design.
Grant F. Marani, AIA, FRAIA, a Partner at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, has for almost four decades led the design of a wide variety of projects—from chapels to courthouses, private residences to entire residential neighborhoods—across the United States, Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Swapna Liddle is an author and historian with a specialization in the history of Delhi. Her interest in Delhi began with an examination of cultural change under early colonial rule, the subject of a PhD thesis. More recently she has been taking a longer view of the city, looking at a range of questions, such as the development of an ‘aura’ of imperial power, and city planning in the context of specific polities such as the Mughal and Colonial, and the evolution of spaces in the context of multiple identities.