Basic Biographical Details

Name: Samuel Bridgman Russell
Designation: Architect
Born: 9 August 1864
Died: 2 August 1955
Bio Notes: Samuel Bridgman Russell was born in 1864, was articled to Henry Hewitt Bridgman 1881-84 and studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1882, thereafter becoming a draughtsman in the office of Thomas Chatfeild Clarke. In 1890, he entered into partnership with James Glen Sivewirght Gibson, with whom he had worked in William Wallace's office. Russell passed the qualifying exam and was elected ARIBA on 19 June 1890 FRIBA in 1902.

The partnership of Gibson & Russell was dissolved in 1899, Russell entering into partnership with Edwin Cooper a few years later and eventually becoming Chief Architect to the Ministry of Health.

He died on 2 August 1955

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 427A, Old Bond Street, London, EnglandBusiness1890 *  
Item 2 of 434, Craven Road, London, EnglandPrivate1890  
Item 3 of 411, Gray's Inn Square, London, EnglandBusinessc. 1902 *c. 1914 
Item 4 of 4Bank Chambers, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, EnglandBusiness1926  

* 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 3William Wallace  Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Gibson & Russell18901899Partner 
Item 3 of 3Russell & CooperEarly 1900s1912Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Ramsay Traquair1899Before 1904Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Chatfeild Clarke19 June 1890for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Edward Collcutt19 June 1890for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Richard Phené Spiers19 June 1890for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Gilmour Wilson6 March 1905for Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 9 Eastriggs Garden VillageEastriggs DumfriesshireScotlandChief asistant architect
Item 2 of 91890London County Council Municipal Lodging House  LondonEnglandWon competition
Item 3 of 91892St Pancras Municipal BuildingsSt Pancras LondonEnglandSecond (or third?) premiated competition design
Item 4 of 91896North Bridge  EdinburghScotlandCompetition design - placed second for buildings flanking approach (£150 premium)
Item 5 of 91897Town Hall  CardiffWalesSecond premiated competition design
Item 6 of 91898Bromley HospitalBromley  EnglandWon competition
Item 7 of 91899Cartwright Memorial HallBradford YorkshireEnglandUnsuccessful competition design
Item 8 of 91913Dalziel High SchoolMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 9 of 91916Garden Village, GretnaGretna Green DumfriesshireScotlandChief assistant to Unwin


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder19 August 1944  Obituary p305
Item 2 of 3Builder12 August 1955  Obituary p278
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal1956v63London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp39

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v11, p49; F v14, p58