Sir Giles Gilbert Scott OM RA (9 November 1880 - 8 February 1960) was an English architect known for his work on the Cambridge University Library, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, Battersea Power Station and designing the red telephone box. Scott came from a family of architects. He is noted for his blending of Gothic tradition with modernism, making what might otherwise have been functionally designed buildings into popular landmarks. The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone, is a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar.
The red telephone box was voted one of Britain's top 10 iconic designs which included the Mini, Supermarine Spitfire, London tube map, World Wide Web, Concorde and the AEC Routemaster bus. It is but another example of the enormous influence of art upon everyday life. The recent conflagration of Notre-Dame de Paris punctuates the observation. Property is forever an attraction in spite of its instant exposure to decay and decline.