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:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 4Dunfermline, Fife, ScotlandBusiness   
Item 2 of 4Strand on the Green House, Chiswick, London, EnglandPrivate1940s *  
Item 3 of 47, Strand-on-the-Green, London, EnglandBusinessc. 1963 *1980s 
Item 4 of 45, Pickering Place, St James Street, London, ScotlandBusinessc. 1970  

* 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 7Edward MauleAugust 1938 Assistant 
Item 2 of 7James Grant ShearerJanuary 1948September 1948Assistant Architect 
Item 3 of 7Fry, Drew & PartnersOctober 1948June 1952Assistant Architect 
Item 4 of 7Farmer & DarkMarch 1955July 1956Assistant Architect 
Item 5 of 7Wates LtdAugust 1956January 1958Assistant Architect 
Item 6 of 7Green Lloyd & SonFebruary 1958January 1961Assistant Architect 
Item 7 of 7Green Lloyd & Son1961After 1970Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Jane Drew17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 6E Maxwell Fry17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 6W A S Lloyd17 July 1968For Fellowship
Item 4 of 6J McGregor4 May 1948For Associateship
Item 5 of 6Alfred Hugh Mottram4 May 1948For Associateship
Item 6 of 6James Grant Shearer4 May 1948For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5Emmerson, Roger James Shearer architect 1881-1962 Unpublished 
Item 2 of 5RCAHMS2004Creating a Future for the Past: the Scottish Architects' Papers Preservation Project Edinburgh: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 
Item 3 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 A no 9652; F no 6127 (Combined Box 121)