Basic Biographical Details

Name: Rodney Broad
Designation: Architect
Born: 22 June 1904
Bio Notes: Rodney Broad was born on 22 June 1904 and was articled to Lyle & Constable in August 1920, studying at Heriot-Watt College. On completing his apprenticeship in March 1925 he secured employment as junior assistant to the chief architect of the British Aluminium Company, working on sketch plans and drawings for the Lochaber Hydro-Electric Scheme. He left that office in December 1929 to take up an appointment in H M Office of Works, where he was principally engaged on post offices and telephone exchanges.

Broad passed the Design section of Part I of the RIBA exams in London in July 1936, followed by the remaining subjects in December the same year. Soon afterwards he emigrated to Singapore where in April 1937 he was appointed senior architectural assistant to the Chief Engineer of the RAF Singapore, designing and superintending aerodrome construction. He passed Part II of the RIBA exams in Singapore in July 1937, and was admitted ARIBA on 9 May 1938, Arthur James Scott Hutton being among his proposers (the signatures of the other two appear indecipherable). In 1938-39 he appears as working for the Directorate of Works, RAF Base, Selatar, Singapore, Straits Settlement. He does not appear in later directories. It is possible that he died during the Second World War.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 142, Meyer Road/Meyes Road, Singapore, SingaporePrivate1938 * Temporary address

* 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 4Lyle & ConstableAugust 1920March 1925Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4British Aluminium Company Architects DepartmentMarch 1925December 1929Junior AssistantWorking under Chief Architect
Item 3 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)December 1929April 1937Assistant 
Item 4 of 4RAF Singapore Chief Engineer's OfficeApril 1937After 1938Senior Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1(Captain) Arthur James Scott Hutton9 May 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1938The RIBA Kalendar 1938-1939 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no6790 (combined box 160)