When I first arrived in the mid-1980s at Royal Holloway, University of London, I could not decide whether I actually liked the Founder’s Building, named after the College’s Founder Thomas Holloway. It was certainly impressive, but it took a long time before its architectural qualities began to influence me for the better – now, after all these years, familiarity has led to friendship! Designed by the architect William Crossland, the Founder’s Building was inspired in part by the Château de Chambord in the Loire.
The unusual amount of snow that fell in the early days of January 2010 shows the building at its very best. I hope these photographs illustrate why I have indeed come to admire those who conceived and constructed this impressive university building.
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