Basic Biographical Details

Name: Colvin Tyler Armstrong
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1883
Bio Notes: Colvin Tyler Armstrong was born c.1883 and articled to James Miller from 1898 to 1900. During that period he studied at Glasgow School of Art. He then moved to London as an improver with Andrew Noble Prentice, which enabled him to study at Regent Street Polytechnic. In 1901 he became assistant to Simpson & Allen, and subsequently he worked as assistant to Robert Alexander Briggs, to Arthur Heron Ryan-Tension, to Messrs Romaine-Walker & Besant, and to John Murray, and was Clerk of Works to Radley College. At some point before 1910 he travelled to France. He passed the qualifying exam in 1910 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December of that year, his proposers being John Murray, Henry Tanner and Henry Philip Burke Downing, all of London.

The following year, 1911, he was practising on his own account in London.

Armstrong died in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1936.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 320, Brandenburgh Road, Gunnersbury, London, EnglandPrivate1910 *  
Item 2 of 332, Charing Cross, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1910After 1914 
Item 3 of 332, Eversley Road, Bexhill, East Sussex, EnglandPrivate1926 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 7James Miller18981900Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Andrew Noble Prentice19001901Improver 
Item 3 of 7Simpson & Allen1901Before 1910Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Robert Alexander BriggsAfter 1901Before 1910Assistant 
Item 5 of 7John MurrayAfter 1901Before 1910Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Romaine-Walker & BesantAfter 1901Before 1910Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Arthur Heron Ryan-TenisonAfter 1901Before 1910Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Henry Philip Burke Downing5 December 1910for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Murray5 December 1910for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Henry Tanner5 December 1910for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 3Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Census records onlineCensuses  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v19 no2085