Emil Lawrence Sodersten
SODERSTEN, EMIL LAWRENCE (1899-1961), architect, was born on 30 August 1899 at Balmain, Sydney, second of seven children of Emil Gustavus Sodersteen, a master mariner from Sweden, and his Sydney-born wife Julia, née Dolleen. From 1915 young Emil studied part time at Sydney Technical College while employed by the architects Ross & Rowe. In 1921 he attended lectures by Leslie Wilkinson at the University of Sydney. Form, proportion and the historic styles formed the basis of his training.
With C. B. Dellit, Sodersteen joined F. R. Hall & Prentice, Brisbane architects, and helped to design the City Hall. In 1923 he returned to Sydney. He was registered as an architect on 26 June that year and worked for John P. Tate & Young on classically designed office-buildings. In 1925 he set up in private practice and executed presentation drawings for other architects. He was a council-member (1927-28) of the Institute of Architects of ...Read more at the source website