Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Sharp
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1876
Died: c. 1986
Bio Notes: Andrew Sharp was born c.1876 and articled to John Hutchison from 1891 to 1896, during which period he attended Glasgow School of Art. He was thereafter an assistant in the offices of John James Burnet and Thomas Lennox Watson from whom he transferred to Robert Findlay, formerly of Burnet's office, in Montreal in 1900. While in Findlay's office, he passed the qualifying exam in June 1901 and was admitted ARIBA on 3 February 1902, his proposers being Hutchison, Burnet and Watson. Later in that year he became chief designer in the office of Darling & Pearson in Toronto and remained with them until he commenced independent practice at 11 Wellington Street East, Toronto in 1910, briefly on his own and then in partnership with James Hodge Brown, who had also emigrated from Glasgow. This partnership ended in 1919 when he entered into partnership with ____ Horner. He was still working with Horner when he was admitted FRIBA on 3 December 1923, his proposers being Frank Darling, Victor Daniel Horsburgh and F O Davey, but in the following year he moved to California, where he remained until his death c.1986.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 361A, Victoria Street, Montreal, CanadaPrivate1901 *  
Item 2 of 373, King Street West, Toronto, CanadaBusiness1923 *  
Item 3 of 3296, Avenue Road, Toronto, CanadaPrivate1923 *  

* 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 7John HutchisonMarch 18911896Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7John Burnet & Son1896Before 1900Assistant 
Item 3 of 7Thomas Lennox WatsonAfter 18961900Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Robert FindlayJune 19001902Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Darling & Pearson19021910Chief Designer 
Item 6 of 7Sharp & Brown19101919Partner 
Item 7 of 7Sharp & Horner19191923 or 1924Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6(Sir) John James Burnet3 February 1902for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Frank Darling3 December 1923for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6F O Davey3 December 1923for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Victor Daniel Horsburgh3 December 1923for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6John Hutchison3 February 1902for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Thomas Lennox Watson3 February 1902for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Andrew Grant20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2Andrew Edwin Martin24 June 1912for Licentiateship

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 11912Manitoba Parliament BuildingsEdmonton WinnipegCanadaPlaced second in competition


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Holly Kinnear
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no1432 (microfilm reel 18); F no1938 (microfilm reel 16)