Ralph Erskine CBE

Died aged 91

Ralph Erskine ARIBA (24 February 1914 – 16 March 2005) was a British architect and planner who lived and worked in Sweden for most of his life.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Ralph Erskine CBE SAR RIBA (1914-2005). Plaque erected in memory of a humane and inspirational architect, by his former friends, colleagues and employees in Byker and Newcastle City Council. The balloon reproduced here appeared on all of Ralph’s sketches, a symbol of optimism and freedom. This former funeral parlour was the site office for Ralph Erskine’s Arkitektkontor AB, architects for the Byker Redevelopment 1969 to 1984.

Byker Housing Office, 45/47 Brinkburn Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom where they worked