Cedric John Price, a visionary architect, died on Aug. 10 of a heart attack. He was 68.
The eldest son of architect A.G. Price, Cedric earned a diploma at the Architectural Association School in London. He worked in the offices of Erno Goldfinger and Fry, Drew & Partners, then opened his own firm in 1960.
For more than 40 years, Price chose to work on projects that interested him, rather than paid the bills. While he designed the steel and mesh aviary at the London Zoo, Price’s ideas of creating a “university of the streets” and a mobile “higher education facility” failed to exist beyond his drawing board.