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Charles Jencks, Trustee and Co-founder with Maggie Keswick in 1995 of a series of Cancer Caring Centres. Maggie's Centres, are a charity that have become influential for their enlightened provision of uplifting environments for cancer care, designed by some of the worlds most renowned architects. Maggie Keswick Jencks (1941-1995) developed the idea of a Cancer Caring Centre, along with her friends, Laura Lee, the CEO of Maggie's, Marcia Blakenham, and Charles. A short history of this is recounted in 2010 and her booklet 1997(ed. Marcia Blakenham). Charles Jencks' book 'The Architecture of Hope' gives an in-depth description into the explanation and ethos of Maggie's Centres.

Maggie's Centres can be found in the following locations:

Edinburgh 1996, Architect Richard Murphy; Landscape Architect Emma Keswick

Glasgow (Gatehouse) 2002, Architect David Page

Dundee 2003, Architect Frank Gehry; Landscape Architect Arabella Lennox-Boyd

Highlands 2005, Architect David Page

Fife 2006, Architect Zaha Hadid

West London 2008, Architect Lord Richard Rogers; Landscape Architect Dan Pearson 

Cheltenham 2010, Sir Richard MacCormac; Landscape Architect Dr Christine Facer Hoffman Cardiff, South East Wales, Architect Dow Jones

Glasgow (Gartnavel) 2011, Architect Rem Koolhaas; Landscape Architect Lily Jencks Southhampton

Nottingham 2011, Architect Piers Gough CBE Yorkshire

Swansea 2011, Architect Kisho Kurokawa; Landscape Architect Kim Wilkie Barcelona

Hong Kong 2013 Architect Frank Gehry; Landscape Architect Lily Jencks Oldham

Newcastle 2013 Architect Ted Cullinan, The Freeman Hospital

Aberdeen 2013 Architect Snøhetta

Merseyside, 2014 Architect Carmody Groarke

Oxford 2014, Architect Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre; Landscape Architect Flora Gathorne Hardy

Lanarkshire 2015, Reiach and Hall Architects

Manchester 2016, Foster and Partners

Tokyo 2016, Cosmos More

Oldham 2017, dRMM by ALex de Rijke

Forth Valley 2017, Garbers & James

London 2017 St Bartholomew's, Architect Steven Holl, Landscape Christopher Bradley-Hole

"Above all, what matters is not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying"

Maggie Keswick Jencks

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