Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Edward John Armitage |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||4 May 1920 |
|Died: ||20 November 1992 |
|Bio Notes: ||Edward John Armitage was born on 4 May 1920, the son of Joseph Armitage, wood carver and sculptor. He studied for the degree of MA at the University of Cambridge from October 1937 to December 1940. He spent various periods of time in his father's office. In August 1938 in his vacation he worked in the office of Edward Maule in London. In August 1939 he visited Russia where he studied architecture and planning in the country. From December 1940 until September 1946 he served with the Royal Engineers. |
On demobilisation he enrolled in the diploma course in architecture at Edinburgh College of Art and was there from 1946 to 1947, stting the final exam in August 1947. He won a travelling scholarship and visited Norway and Sweden.
He had a post as assistant to James Grant Shearer of Dunfermline in 1948. He was admitted ARIBA that year and FRIBA in 1968.
He took a post after qualification as architect to the Christian Medical College on Ludhiana, Punjab where he remained for two years. He returned to England and from 1955-56 worked with Farmer & Dark in London. He moved again this time to Wates Ltd in Norbury. In February 1958 he joined the firm Curtiss Green Son & Lloyd again as assistant architect. The firm became Green Lloyd & Son in due course and in February 1961 he was promoted to partner.
He qualified with a diploma in planning in London sometime before 1970.
He died on 20 November 1992 in Hounslow, London.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland||Business|| || || |
|Strand on the Green House, Chiswick, London, England||Private||1940s *|| || |
|7, Strand-on-the-Green, London, England||Business||c. 1963 *||1980s|| |
|5, Pickering Place, St James Street, London, Scotland||Business||c. 1970|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|Emmerson, Roger|| ||James Shearer architect 1881-1962|| ||Unpublished|| |
|RCAHMS||2004||Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project|| ||Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland|| |
|RIBA||1954||RIBA Kalendar 1953-54|| || || |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no 9652; F no 6127 (Combined Box 121)|