Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Henry Kerr
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Robert Henry Kerr was the son of Robert Kerr, who was born and trained in Aberdeen but practised in London, and who was the first President of the Architectural Association. He was articled to his father from 1876 and remained as assistant, seemingly being taken into partnership in 1886. He took over the practice after his father died in 1904, and was admitted FRIBA on 2 December 1907, his proposers being Thomas Henry Watson, Aston Webb and Edward Augustus Gruning. He continued in practice until at least 1923.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Berwick House/139, Oxford Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1886After 1904 
Item 2 of 331, Albion Street, London, EnglandPrivate1907 *  
Item 3 of 313a, Great Marlborough Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 1907After 1914 

* 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 3Robert Kerr1876c. 1881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Robert Kerrc. 18811886Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Robert Kerr1886(?)1904(?)Partner(?) 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edward Augustus Gruning2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Henry Watson2 December 1907for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Aston Webb2 December 1907for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

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

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 F v19 p37 (microfilm reel 12)