Albert Clifford Holliday
|Born||21 December 1897|
|Died||26 September 1960 (aged 62)|
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Design||Master plan of Jerusalem|
Albert Clifford Holliday (1897–1960) M. Arch, Dip. C.D., F.R.I.B.A., M.T.P., was a British architect and town planner who worked in several places across the British Empire, including Mandatory Palestine, Ceylon and Gibraltar, as well as in the UK.
Holliday was commissioned as civic adviser to the city of Jerusalem between 1922 and 1926 and town planning advisor to the mandatory government of Palestine between 1928 and 1934. He drew up a master plan for Jerusalem and the restoration of its Old City walls.
In 1947, he was appointed Chief Architect for the first postwar British new town, Stevenage. He revised the plan for Stevenage, from the Ministry of Town and Country Planning's original plan, in 1949.
Holliday had four sons.
- St John Ophthalmic Hospital's new wing, opened in 1930. Since the 1960s an arts and crafts center, the Jerusalem House of Quality.
- St Andrew's Church, aka the Scots Memorial Church (1930)
- Old Town Hall (1930)
- British and Foreign Bible Society Building (1926-28), 7 Yohanan MeGush Halav Street, now 8 Safra Square, currently housing municipality offices.
In Palestine (1922-35)
- Lydda – C. Holliday in 1829, followed later by Otto Polchek
Ophthalmic Hospital Jerusalem, new wing seen from St Andrew's Church (1934-39)
Ophthalmic Hospital, today's Jerusalem House of Quality
Bible Society Building, design: A. Clifford Holliday's firm, Jerusalem, 1926-28
Barclay's building, design: A. Clifford Holliday's firm, Jerusalem, 1939
St. Andrew's Church, design: A. Clifford Holliday's firm, Jerusalem, opened 1930
- Charles Robert Ashbee, first British-appointed town planner of Jerusalem (1919-1922)
- Patrick Geddes, designed the master plan for Tel Aviv in 1927
- Zoltan Harmat, Jewish architect who worked both for Holliday's Jerusalem office and privately
- Austin Harrison, British town planner and architect active in Mandatory Palestine
- Richard Kauffmann, Jewish-German town planner and architect active in Mandatory Palestine
- Ernest Tatham Richmond, British architect, Consulting Architect to the Haram ash-Sharif (1918–20)
- 'University of Manchester' (advertisement) Manchester Guardian, 18 January 1957 p. 12
- 'Stevenage Architect', Manchester Guardian, 16 October 1947, p. 6
- 'Prof. C. Holliday' London Guardian, 30 September 1960 p. 15
- Herbert, Gilbert (2003). "Holliday, A(lbert) Clifford". Oxford Art Online. doi:10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.t038658. ISBN 978-1-884446-05-4.(subscription required)
- Frank Schaffer, The New Town Story, Macgibbon and See, London 1970 p. 261
- "Jerusalem House of Quality". Retrieved 2 January 2017.
- "A Tantalizing Tour of Jerusalem's Magical Armenian Tiles". Moshe Gilad for Haaretz. 11 December 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2022.
- "8 Safra Square". emporis.com. Retrieved 2 June 2022.[dead link]
- Yacobi, Haim (2010). "The language of modernity : urban design in mandatory Lydda". Jerusalem Quarterly. Institute of Jerusalem Studies (42): 80-93 . Retrieved 29 November 2021.