Basic Biographical Details

Name: Elizabeth Margaret Smeall
Designation: Architect
Born: 6 December 1910
Died: 1975
Bio Notes: Elizabeth Margaret Smeall was born on 6 December 1910 and studied at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art from 1928. She worked as assistant to Sidney Phillips Dales of London from 1932 to 1933 but resumed her ECA studies thereafter, obtaining her diploma and an exemption from the RIBA final exam in 1934. She then moved to London to join the London County Council as an architectural assistant. She was still working there when she was admitted ARIBA on 30 November 1936, her proposers being E P Wheeler, F R Hiorns and Edwin Williams, who wrote in his supporting statement that he had 'worked in close collaboration with her on important & highly responsible work' and had 'come to appreciate the high standard of her professional accomplishments which form the natural sequence to her academic career'. Williams was also the witness when she signed the declaration accepting her admittance on 14 December that year.

Elizabeth married Frederick A Parsons at Wandsworth in late 1940. She died in Exeter in early 1975 her death being registered between January and March of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 166, Avenue Road, Highgate, London, EnglandPrivate1936 *  

* 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 2Sidney Phillips Dale19321933Assistant 
Item 2 of 2London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)1934After 1936Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frederick Robert Hiorns30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Edwin Paul Wheeler30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Edwin Williams30 November 1936for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6215 (combined box 126)