Basic Biographical Details

Name: Herbert Read
Designation: Architect
Died: 6 August 1935
Bio Notes: Herbert Read trained in the office of Ernest George & Peto, with a year in the Office of Works, before commencing practice on his own account in London in 1888. He worked in partnership with Robert Falconer MacDonald from 1891 until the latter's death in 1913, continuing under the style of Read & MacDonald thereafter. He died on 6 August 1935.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1London, EnglandBusiness   

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 5Ernest George & Peto18781881Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Ernest George & Peto18811882Clerk 
Item 3 of 5H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)18821883AssistantIn London office.
Item 4 of 5Ernest George & Peto1883December 1887Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Read & MacDonald1891After 1913Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 5Samuel Grant Alexander20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 5Samuel Grant Alexander1920 or 1921for Fellowship
Item 3 of 5Robert Carruthers-Ballantyne (or Robert Ballantyne Carruthers; or Roy Carruthers Ballantyne)15 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 5William Begg Simpson20 March 1911for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 5William Begg SimpsonMid 1919for Fellowship

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 11897Eight Houses Hans CrescentBelgravia LondonEngland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914