Basic Biographical Details

Name: Howden & Stewart
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1904
Bio Notes: Arthur James Stewart was born in 1877 and articled to Boston, Menzies & Morton of Greenock in 1893. At the end of his articles in 1898 he moved to Glasgow as an assistant to Frank Burnet & Boston, enabling him to study at Glasgow School of Art under Professor William James Anderson. At some point during these early years he spent a short period studying in Paris.

In 1904 he emigrated to Johannesburg to join Robert Howden in partnership as Howden & Stewart. Howden was eight years older and had emigrated much earlier in 1892 and already had a record of successes in local competitions, but his previous connection with Stewart is unclear. The partnership had an early major success, winning the 1906 competition for the giant Transvaal University College which was assessed by Thomas Edward Collcutt.

Stewart spent some time studying in New York in 1906 but appears to have returned to the partnership thereafter. He was elected LRIBA on 20 March 1911, at which date his office was 41-45 Mutual Buildings Johannesburg and his home address Kloof Keep, Morgan Road, Berea.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Johannesburg, South AfricaBusiness   

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2Arthur James Stewart1904After 1910Partner 
Item 2 of 2Robert Howden1904After 1910Partner 


Currently, there are no references for this architectural practice. The information has been derived from: the British Architectural Library / RIBA Directory of British Architects 1834-1914; Post Office Directories; and/or any sources listed under this individual's works.