Patricia Tindale, retired chief architect of the UK's Department of the Environment, has died at the age of 85.
Tindale trained as an architect at the Architectural Association and helped develop a series of prototypes for school buildings while working with the Ministry of Education.
She was responsible for the UK Government adopting the Clasp Schools building system for residential housing and the subsequent construction of nearly 250,000 homes by 1975.
In 1982, Tindale was made chief architect at the Department of Environment.
Tindale was active in the industry as chairman of the Housing Design Awards until 1993.