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A British architect, interior designer, artist, writer and broadcaster.  His family originated from Wales.  He studied at Eastbourne College and then St. John’s College, Cambridge from 1929 to 1931.


Before the Second World War, Casson taught at the Cambridge School of Architecture and worked at the London office of his tutor at Cambridge, architect Christopher Nicholson.  He worked as the director of the Festival of Britain in 1948 when he was only 35 and this led to him being knighted for his achievements in 1952.  After the War he had gone into partnership with young architect, Neville Conder and their projects included the Elephant House at London Zoo, a building for the Royal College of Arts and the planning and design of the Sidgwick Avenue Arts faculty buildings for the University of Cambridge....


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