Donald Gibson

Donald Gibson

About Donald Gibson

Sir Donald Edward Evelyn Gibson CBE was Coventrya__s first City Architect and Planning Officer, from 1938-1954; most famous for the postwar redevelopment of Coventry city centre following the Coventry Blitz.Gibson was educated at Manchester grammar school before attending the Manchester School of Architecture. He spent his fourth year at Harvard, training in Boston, USA, before returning to the UK to qualify in 1932.At the age of 29, Gibson was appointed as Coventrya__s first City Architect and Planning Officer.The re-planning of Coventry City Centre began before the Blitz in 1940-1951; indeed, Gibson produced the initial plan to rebuild part of the city in early 1940, in order to resolve the problems of overcrowding and congestion of the medieval town centre.

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