Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Edward Whiting
Designation: Architect
Born: 1883
Bio Notes: Frank Edward Whiting was born in 1883 and articled to the London architect Alfred Conder c.1901, thereafter becoming assistant to Detmar Blow and Henry Walter Sarel. By 1914 he was in practice at 30 Bedford Row prior to war service. In 1922 he was taken into partnership by Burnett Napier Henderson Orphoot, whose main office was at 21 Alva Street in Edinburgh, but who had a London office at 16 Great James Street close to Whiting's in Bedford Row. The merged practices took the title of Orphoot & Whiting but Whiting was rarely in the Edinburgh office and was based mainly at 21 High Street, Bideford where he held the office of Warden of the Long Bridge. In 1923 they went into partnership with William Theodore Percival Bryce. Bryce ceased to be a partner in 1932 and was replaced by Ian Gordon Lindsay, who worked from the Edinburgh office. This partnership lasted until the outbreak of the Second World War when Orphoot closed the Alva Street office in Edinburgh in 1940.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 430, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1914 *  
Item 2 of 421, Alva Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19231932In partnership of Orphoot, Whiting & Bryce
Item 3 of 421, High Street, Bideford, Devon, EnglandPrivate1926 *  
Item 4 of 45, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1926 *  

* 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 5Alfred Conderc. 1901c. 1906(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Henry Walter SarelAfter 1906Before 1914Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Detmar Jellings Blowc. 1906(?)Before 1914Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Orphoot, Whiting & BryceMid 19221932Partner 
Item 5 of 5Orphoot, Whiting & Lindsay19331940Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Leslie Albert John Heywood16 October 1945for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 241919Peebles War MemorialPeebles PeeblesshireScotlandWon competition and secured job
Item 2 of 24After 192221 Glencairn Crescent  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 3 of 24After 192247 Midlothian Street  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 4 of 24After 19227 Gloucester Place  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 5 of 24After 1922Birnie House  PerthshireScotland 
Item 6 of 24After 1922Clovelly CourtClovelly DevonEngland 
Item 7 of 24After 1922Garrows House  PerthshireScotland 
Item 8 of 24After 1922Lethendry  EdinburghScotland 
Item 9 of 24After 1922(?)Tapley ParkInstow DevonEnglandAlterations/additions - probably involved, but may have been done by Orphoot alone before partnership was formed
Item 10 of 24After 1922Trearne HouseBeith AyrshireScotlandAlterations
Item 11 of 24After 1922Wharf HouseMontrose AngusScotlandAlterations
Item 12 of 24c. 1922Scottish Garden City Housing Association SchemeBonnyrigg MidlothianScotland 
Item 13 of 24c. 1922Scottish Veterans Garden City, Earl Haig GardensTrinity EdinburghScotland2nd phase
Item 14 of 241924Dutch HouseBudleigh Salterton DevonEngland 
Item 15 of 241925Haystoun HousePeebles (near) PeeblesshireScotlandRestoration
Item 16 of 241926House in Devon  DevonEngland 
Item 17 of 241928Cuill  EdinburghScotland 
Item 18 of 241928GreybieldPeebles PeeblesshireScotland 
Item 19 of 241928Well House  EdinburghScotland 
Item 20 of 241930Holy Trinity Episcopal ChurchHaddington East LothianScotlandNew chancel
Item 21 of 241932Bruce Hill  EdinburghScotland 
Item 22 of 241936Arisaig HouseArisaig Inverness-shireScotlandRebuilding after fire - designs by Ian B M Hamilton, executed by Orphoot, Whiting & Lindsay
Item 23 of 241937Regal CinemaBarnstaple DevonEngland 
Item 24 of 241940Commercial Bank of ScotlandKilmarnock AyrshireScotlandDesign exhibited


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 3 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1926