A portfolio of fascinating Beaux Arts drawings from the 1920s were recently donated to the AA Archives by the grandniece of AA Alumnus, Leonard Jackson (1899-1969). Leonard enrolled at the AA in 1919 and studied in Bedford Square until 1923, subsequently practising with C.L. Tebbit, one of his AA contemporaries. In 1927 he left the UK to work in Kenya and under the name of Jackson & Hill, he designed Nairobi County Hall and the American Wing, Royal Technical College, Nairobi. Leonard continued living and working in  Nairobi until at least 1967. He died and was buried in Malta in March 1969.


The drawings consist primarily of esquisse drawings produced during his AA Second Year, including designs for porch to a medieval church and architectural compositions or capriccios based on Classical monuments and orders. Projects completed in his Third Year are also present, and Year 3 include designs for a bungalow, an alpine monastery, a small suburban public library and a large shop facade.


Photo of Leonard Jackson taken 10th March, 1916