Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Skinner
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 March 1869
Died: 1911
Bio Notes: Edward Skinner was born on 15 March 1869 and articled to John Rust of Aberdeen in 1885. He left for an unspecified London practice in 1890, and was assistant to Morton M Glover of Bayswater from 1891 to 1892. Although his nomination paper makes no mention of attending classes anywhere he passed the qualifying exam in 1893 and was admitted ARIBA on 4 December that year, his proposers being John Slater, William Emerson and Alexander Graham, all of London.

Before the year was out Skinner emigrated to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) as assistant to an engineering firm, commencing practice there on his own account in 1897. He prospered there and was admitted FRIBA on 7 June 1909, his proposers being Percy Burnell Tubbs, George Lethbridge and Herbert Frederick Tomalin of the Public Works Department, Colombo.

Skinner died in 1911.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2London, EnglandBusiness18901892 
Item 2 of 2Colombo, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon, unPrivate/business1893  

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 2John Rust18851890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Morton M Glover18911892Assistant 


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) William Emerson4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Alexander Graham4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 3 of 6George Lethbridge7 June 1909for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6John Slater4 December 1893for Associateship
Item 5 of 6Herbert Frederick Tomalin7 June 1909for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Percy Burnell Tubbs7 June 1909for Fellowship


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal1911v18London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp252 -death notice only

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 v12 p68 (microfiche 54/F1); F v20 no1422 (microfilm reel 13)