M.J. Long (2)

As a footnote to my post on M.J. Long’ s career as an architect, I have been sent a full c.v. by Rolfe Kentish, who worked so closely with her and Sandy and which enables me to add a bit to what I wrote yesterday:-

1. She was at Smith College before going to Yale in 1960, graduating in 1964, which was the year that Sandy taught there.

2. She then spent a year on a travelling fellowship and was Job Captain on the Cornford House in 1965.

3. She did indeed maintain her own practice separately from the work she did for Sandy, as she described it ‘in order to carry out small commissions at the same time as the work on the larger projects as a partner in Colin St. John Wilson & Partners’.

4. She was responsible for the design of the Ivy Restaurant in 1990 in the years when it was more reticently fashionable than it has since become.

5. From 1973 to 2018, she taught at Yale, as well as being a Visiting Professor at Falmouth School of Architecture.

6. She does not say, but was, an enthusiastic amateur bookbinder.


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