Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Oliver Frederick Savege |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1889 or 1890 |
|Died: ||1968 |
|Bio Notes: ||Oliver Frederick Savege was born in 1889 or 1890 and was articled initally in 1906 to James H Langlands, then Dundee School Board architect, but he transferred a year later to the office of Thomas Martin Cappon of Dundee. He moved to London in 1909, becoming draughtsman first to Gibson Skipwith & Gordon and then as head draughtsman to Edward Guy Dawber, and studying at the RA Schools, where he was awarded a travelling studentship in 1913. The following year he enlisted in the armed forces, serving in France until 1918. He was elected ARIBA under the war exemption scheme on 1 March 1920. |
In 1919 he emigrated to Hong Kong where he joined the firm of Little, Adams & Wood. He moved again in 1926, settling in Kuala Lumpur where he took charge of the office of Swan & Maclaren. He remained there until at leasy 1931.
He was admitted FRIBA in early 1929, proposed by David McLeod Craik, Frank Wilmin Brewer and W F _____ who was then Chief Architect in the Public Works Department, Kuala Lumpur.
Savege returned to England before 1938. He settled in Sussex and presumably practised there. However by 1950 he is listed as being in practice with J N Wilson, H C Mason & Partners in London. He had retired by 1960 and died aged 77 in Plymouth in early 1968. His death was registered between January and March of that year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|6, Holland Road, Kensington, London, England||Private||1919 *|| || |
|3, Market Square, Singapore, Singapore||Business||1928 *|| || |
|5, Conlay Road, Singapore, Singapore||Private||1928 *|| || |
|Rodmill, Luxford Road, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England||Private(?)||1938 *|| || |
|27, Surrenden Crescent, Brighton, Sussex, England||Private/business(?)||Before 1946||After 1949|| |
|3, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London, England||Business||1950 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1938||The RIBA Kalendar 1938-1939|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1946||The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1961||Kalendar 1960-61|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no2666 (box 10); A no 2908 (microfilm reel 24)|