Fry, Edwin Maxwell

Fry, Edwin Maxwell

(1899–1987)
English modernist architect, known for his buildings in Britain, Africa, and India. Originally trained in the Neoclassical style of architecture, Fry grew to favor the new Modernist style and practiced with eminent colleagues including Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, and Pierre Jeanneret. In the 1950s he and his wife, the architect Jane Drew, worked on a development to create a new capital city of Punjab at Chandigarh, India. Fry’s works in Britain range from railway stations to private houses to large corporate headquarters.