Basic Biographical Details

Name: Horace Field and Charles Evelyn Simmons
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1906
Ended: 1915
Bio Notes: Horace Field was born in 1861 or 1862, the son of Horace Field, a London architect who was District Surveyor for Putney and Roehampton. In a somewhat unique move for a London-based architectural family he commenced his training in the office of John Burnet Senior in Glasgow c.1877-78. Whilst there, he was clearly influenced by Burnet's son John James Burnet's large-scale approach to design, which remained characteristic of Field's work thereafter. The elder Field died in May 1879 and the following year the younger Field came home, transferring to the office of Robert W Edis and pursuing his studies at the South Kensington Schools and Royal Academy Schools. He commenced practice on his own account c.1885, in partnership with his father's former chief assistant, who has yet to be identified. In or about 1895 he opened a practice in Glasgow, working from 246 West Regent Street. This stay in Scotland was surely short-lived.

He was belatedly admitted FRIBA on 8 June 1903, his proposers being R PhenÚ Spiers, William Douglas Car÷e, and Thomas Henry Watson, who affirmed in his supporting statement that he counted Field 'amongst the personal friends for whom I have a very high regard'. From 1905 or 1906 he was in partnership with his former apprentice and assistant Charles Evelyn Simmons at Langham Chambers, London. Simmons had been born in Hampstead and educated at University College School, and had served his articles with Field from 1899 to 1903 and remained as assistant until 1905 when he appears to have commenced practice, joining Field in partnership shortly thereafter.

Simmons was elected LRIBA on 8 January 1912, his proposers being Field, Gerald Callcott Horsley and Hugh Patrick Guarin Maule. The partnership with Field lasted until 1915 when Simmons took up an appointment with the Ministry of Health Architects' Department.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Langham Chambers, London, EnglandBusiness1905 or 19061915 

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 2Horace Field1905 or 19061915Partner 
Item 2 of 2Charles Evelyn Simmons1905 or 19061915Partner 


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.