Robert Chitham
Get Robert Chitham essential facts below. View Videos or join the Robert Chitham discussion. Add Robert Chitham to your topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Robert Chitham

Robert Chitham (1935 or 36-13 September 2017 death notice from The Times) was a British architect and writer. He was the author of The Classical Orders of Architecture published in 1985. A revised edition was published in 2005.[1] He drew from the diagramming and harmony of proportions of classical forms starting from Vitruvius, to Palladio, and foremost to James Gibbs. Chitham was the most recent[when?] architect to spell out extensively a more updated, modern, and refined version of classical architecture.[] Chitham was also the author of Measured drawing for architects, published in 1980.[1]

Chitham was a consultant architect to Chapman Taylor, a London-based architectural practice.[2] In this capacity he was responsible in the early 1980s for a scheme to save a large number of historic buildings in Bloomsbury, near the British Museum.[3] He served as chairman of the Register of Architects Accredited in Building Conservation, and was head of the historic buildings division of English Heritage.[4]

He was the author of "The Classical Orders of Architecture" (Architectural Press, updated 2005) which provided "an accessible introduction" to the basics of Classical architecture.[5]


  1. ^ a b British Library catalogue accessed 11 April 2011
  2. ^ "Classical Architecture", The Times, 17 May 2002, p. 23
  3. ^ "Bloomsbury Scheme going on show", The Guardian, 9 September 1980, p. 4
  4. ^ Adams, James, "Treasures behind the barbed wire", The Sunday Times, 8 November 1987, p. 3
  5. ^ Petter, Hugh, "The Classical Orders of Architecture By Robert Chitham", Architects' Journal, 3 March 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2014.


  • Chitham, Robert, The classical orders of architecture (2nd edition), Oxford: Architectural Press, 2005, ISBN 0-7506-6124-0

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes