Student Work
Part of:
  • Cedric Price (archive creator)

Student Work


1949-1960, predominant 1953-1957

Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • Approximately 395 drawings (including 58 reprographic copies)
    11 ephemera
    Approximately 7 photographic materials
    0.25 l.m. of textual records
Scope and content:
This series documents Cedric Price's student work and includes material from his studies at the University of Cambridge School of Architecture (now known as the Department of Architecture), at St. John's College in Cambridge, England, as well as the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, including his thesis project for Oldham Town Centre in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom. Price's professional memberships and lectures from this time are also documented, as well as RIBA examinations. The series also includes other material produced approximately during Price's student years, including artwork and textual materials. Materials in this series was produced between 1949 and 1960, but predominantly between 1953 and 1957.

The series contains design development drawings, reference drawings, other drawings, presentation panels, photographic materials, posters, and textual records for various school projects. Price's time at the University of Cambridge is documented through notes, drawinexerciseses and some projects. Materials from the AA School of Architecture are mostly for projects, including an ice rink, the British Transport Commission offices, exhibition halls and restaurants, a wholesale gown showroom and offices, the Eel and Elephant pub and restaurant, and a design for the Auschwitz Memorial competition, entered jointly with Richard Padovan. Other materials show work-for-hire done by Price, such aillustrations,s; designs for letterheads, advertisements and brochures, and architectural sketches. Material relating to the AA School of Architecture's annual student exhibition in 1956, of which Price was director, are also included.
Reference number:


Materials in this series were kept in the original order in which they were received.
Language of material:
  • Documents are in English and Spanish.
Related units of description:
  • File DR2004:1169 in Printed Material Series (AP144.S5) contains a map which possibly relates to Price's thesis project.

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