Basic Biographical Details

Name: Septimus Warwick
Designation: Architect
Born: 1881
Bio Notes: Septimus Warwick was born in 1881 and articled to Arthur Vernon in London from 1895 to 1898. He was successively assistant to H Cowall Boyes, Charles Waymouth, William Alfred Pite and Robert Shekleton Balfour, and R Frank Atkinson. In 1905 he went into partnership with Herbert Austen Hall and between that year and 1909 they had considerable success in competitions but by 1913 they had run out of work and the partnership was dissolved.

Warwick emigrated to Montreal in 1914. At what point he was first engaged by Frank Worthington Simon to take charge of his office at 261 Fort Street, Winnipeg, and assist in the provision of the working drawings for the Manitoba Parliament Building in Edmonton, Winnipeg is unclear, as the actual building of the project was initially in the hands of Henry Boddington who had entered into a separate local partnership with Inman & Skelton. Warwick certainly had a domestic practice in Quebec in about 1915 at which point the building of the parliament was in the hands of the Manitoba government, but in the same year Simon & Boddington regained control of the project when the Rublin administration had to resign. After Boddington enlisted in the Canadian army in 1917, Simon and Warwick completed the project, returning to England in 1920. Warwick then resumed private practice in London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2261, Fort Street, Winnipeg, CanadaBusiness19131920In charge of office for Frank Worthington Simon, working on Manitoba Parliament Buildings: date of first engangement may have been 1917
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness1920  

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 4Robert Frank AtkinsonAfter 1898Before 1905Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Pite & BalfourAfter 1898Before 1905Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Warwick & Hall19051913Partner 
Item 4 of 4Frank Lewis Worthington Simon19131920DraughtsmanIn charge of Simon's Winnipeg office for the purposes of the Manitoba Parliament Buildings


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2William Edward Careless (or Carless)1915for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2Thomas Shepherd Morris2 December 1935for 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 2 Ayr Pavilion, Low GreenAyr AyrshireScotlandUnsuccessful entry, described as “One of the best designs in the recent competition”
Item 2 of 21913Manitoba Parliament BuildingsEdmonton WinnipegCanadaBoddington's practice were the executants, though Warwick was the site architect from 1914 (or perhaps 1917?), recruited by Frank Worthington Simon


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Marilyn Baker