Elmes Testimonial Fund

Harvey Lonsdale Elmes (1814-1847) is best known as the architect of St George’s Hall in Liverpool. Elmes won a competition to design the hall in 1839, beating more than seventy-five other proposals despite only being twenty-five years old. He won a second design competition the following year for law courts in the city, after which a decision was taken to combine the two buildings forming one large block. Construction of Elmes’ neoclassical design for St George’s Hall began in 1842 with completion in 1854; several years after Elmes died from tuberculosis in 1847.

The Elmes Testimonial Fund was founded at the LSA in 1917 to 'encourage students from schools in the city of Liverpool and educational institutes to study at Liverpool School of Architecture'. The fund is awarded each year based on portfolio submissions for entrance to the BA Architecture degree.

Further Reading

Lionel Budden, The Book of the Liverpool School of Architecture, Liverpool University Press, 1932


Quentin Hughes, Seaport: Architecture & Townscape in Liverpool, Lund Humphries. 1964