Jonathan Woolf, British architect, died at 54

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Jonathan Woolf, born February 13, 1961 and died on September 4, 2015, he was a British architect, founder of the award-winning practice Jonathan Woolf Architects.

Jonathan was born in London and educated at Kingston School of Architecture at Kingston University before apprenticing at practices in Rome and later in London, where he was project architect for the house of art collector Charles Saatchi.

In 1991 he established his own practice. In 2003 the practice completed Brick Leaf House in Hampstead, North London, which received a RIBA Award and a Civic Trust Award, and became the first private building to reach the mid-list of the UK Stirling Prize.

Building Design hailed Brick Leaf House as “a statement of real capacity” and in 2004 honoured the practice with the Building Design Architect of the Year Award.

Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud chose Brick Leaf House as one of his “twenty perfect houses.”

The practice’s work ranged from private houses and apartment buildings through to arts, educational, commercial buildings and interiors.

The practice won international competitions in Milan for furniture and in Dublin for urban regeneration and in 2007 received an Honorary mention and 7th place amongst the 1,170 entries of the international competition to extend Eric Gunnar Asplund’s 1930s Stockholm City Library.

His Brick Leaf House (Double House) received RIBA and Civic Trust Awards in 2004.

Jonathan Woolf died at age 54 on September 4, 2015.