Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frederick Brice Hobbs
Designation: Architect
Born: 1862
Died: 1944
Bio Notes: Frederick Brice Hobbs was born in 1862 and was articled to Henry Sumners of Liverpool from 1879 to 1883. He subsequently spent four months with quantity surveyor David Lyon before emigrating to Australia in 1884. There he was employed by the Queensland Government as a draughtsman, and worked in the offices of George Cowlishaw and of John Hingeston Buckeridge, both in Brisbane. He passed the qualifying exam in 1894 and returned to Liverpool to commence independent practice in 1897.

Hobbs worked in partnership with Arnold Thornely, Frank Gatley Briggs and Henry Vernon Wolstenholm for a time as Briggs, Wolstenholme, Hobbs & Thornely. He returned to Australia to work for Queensland Government in 1921. He died on 30 September 1944.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Brisbane, AustraliaBusiness1884Before 1897 
Item 2 of 3May Buildings/51, North John Street, Liverpool, EnglandBusiness1907 *  
Item 3 of 3AustraliaPrivate/business1921  

* 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 1Briggs, Wolstenholme, Hobbs & ThornelyLate 1900s * Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2David Adams Lumsden19071909Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Herbert J RowseAfter 1907Before 1910Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Kathleen Elsa Cornelius1932For Associateship
Item 2 of 4John Henry Dawson1910for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4John Stewart HardieMid 1923for Associateship
Item 4 of 4David Adams LumsdenLate 1922for Associateship


Bibliographic References

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