Walter Sykes George Collection

Walter Sykes George was an English architect who worked in India during the first half of the 20th century. He was part of the team of Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker who designed New Delhi, the new capital of India. Walter George and his colleagues helped to establish the first training facility for architects in north India, and the Department of Architecture which came into existence as part of Delhi Polytechnic at Kashmere Gate in 1942. He was instrumental in designing the first theatre, ‘Regal’, at Connaught Place, and several other projects, including Sujan Singh Park, Ambassador Hotel, among others. Walter George’s precious collection has been conserved and preserved that includes architectural drawings, personal correspondence, photographs, notes and, reports.