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Biography at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alick_Horsnell -
Whilst working in Chelmsford he won a travelling studentship from the Architectural Association. He visited France and Italy and the sketches from these visits were well regarded. Many of them were displayed at the RIBA in the summer of 1915 and published in the Building News and Engineering Journal in 1915 and 1916. He won both the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Tite Prize in 1906 (for Italianate Designs) and the Soane Medallion in 1910. The Soane medallion was awarded by the RIBA for his 1910 design of a Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
Moving to London he worked at 2 South Square, Gray's Inn alongside Charles Gascoyne, George Nott, and Robert Atkinson. During these pre-war years, he worked as an assistant to Ernest Newton and produced perspectives for notable houses in Cheltenham (Greenway, Shurdington) and Lingfield (Ardenrun Place). One of his last great perspectives was the pencil and watercolour of County Hall, London. This perspective bought to life the designs of Ralph Knott who had won the competition for the new headquarters of the London County Council. His artistic skills were also seen in collections of etchings, engravings and watercolours. A member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers, two of his etchings, Rue de Barres, Paris and The Green, Bosham were exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1910 and one of his watercolours, The Borghese Gardens, was exhibited in 1911.
He commenced private practice in April 1914. He was second in the competition to design the Board of Trade Building in Whitehall, a brief won by E. Vincent Harris. His drawings were selected for the scheme to build a town hall for Middleton near Manchester but this scheme was postponed due to the outbreak of war.
At the outbreak of war he served with the 28th London Regiment before being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 7th Suffolk Regiment. He died in on 1st of July 1916 on the first day of the battle of the Somme; his name is recorded on the Thiepval Memorial.
Writing in the Essex County Chronicle and Essex Weekly News on the 4th of August 1916 Arthur Bartlett FRCA said he was
In 1922, collections of his work were given to a number of museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the British Museum and the RIBA British Architectural Library Drawings and Archives Collection by his sister ...'