|Biographical Note||Verner Owen Rees was a British architect who, along with G.H. Holt, won the competition to design the Commission's Memorial to the Missing at Soissons, France. |
Verner Owen Rees was born in 1886. He trained with Caroe and Passmore and was Assistant to Sir Edwin Lutyens between 1910 and 12. Rees then worked in New York.
During the First World War, Rees served in the Artists' Rifles. In 1925, he won a competition, with G.H. Holt for the Memorial to the Missing at Soissons in 1925, with sculpture by Eric Kennington. Rees also designed the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, (with P. Morley Horder (1925). Rees was President of the Architectural Association (AA) (1938-1939).
He died in 1966.