Basic Biographical Details

Name: Vishwa Nath Prasad
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 December 1909
Bio Notes: Vishwa Nath Prasad was born on 23 December 1909 and studied at the Sir J J School of Arts in Bombay, receiving his diploma in 1932 and achieving an exemption from the RIBA intermediate exam. He then moved to Edinburgh where he studied at the College of Art and obtained a further diploma in June 1934, along with an exemption from the RIBA final exam. He was admitted ARIBA on 20 July 1936, his proposers being John Begg, Frank Charles Mears and Stanley Davenport Adshead. His nomination papers state that prior to that time he had spent 14 months in a civil engineer's office in India and seven months in a town planning firm in London, and they give his business address as the Department of Town Planning, Edinburgh College of Art and his home as 1 Millerfield Place, Melville Drive, Edinburgh. In about 1950 Prasad was Architect and Town Planner to the Giovernment of Bihar, PWD Patna, India.

Prasad was UN Regional Planner in the Philippines in the early 1970s, and was working in Delhi by 1977.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 51, Millerfield Place, Melville Drive, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1936 *  
Item 2 of 5Dept of Town Planning, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1936 *  
Item 3 of 5PhillipinesBusiness1970s *  
Item 4 of 5Delhi, IndiaBusiness1977 *  
Item 5 of 54-7, Green Park, New Delhi, IndiaPrivate/business(?)Before 1979After 1994 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Stanley Davenport Adshead20 July 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Begg20 July 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears20 July 1936for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 4RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 3 of 4RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material A no 6084 (combined box 118)