Rosemary Stjernstedt was an English architect and town planner. She began her career designing furniture in London and then worked on production drawings for the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham. After completing her education and moving to Sweden, she focused on town planning. After the end of World War II, Stjernstedt returned to England and became the first woman architect to achieve grade I status at London County Council. The skills and experience she gained from this period contributed significantly to her later work in Britain. In 1950 she became the first woman to attain Senior Grade One status in a British County Council division.
Stjernstedt went on to work on a number of significant projects, including leading the design of the now Grade II listed Alton East Estate at Roehamton, Wandsworth from 1951 – 1955. In 1964 the LCC was closed and Stjernstedt assumed a post at Lambeth Council where, between 1967 and 1974, she led the design of the Central Hill Estate housing development of 374 dwellings. Stjernstedt went on to work for the Minstry of Housing and Local Government, continuing to have significant influence on the design and development of public housing in the UK.
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