Basic Biographical Details

Name: Lockhart Fraser Miller
Designation: Architect
Born: 20 July 1893
Died: 14 June 1958
Bio Notes: Lockhart Fraser Miller was born on 20 July 1893, the son of Thomas Stark Miller, CUS, and his wife Helen MacKenzie. He was articled to Robert Rowand Anderson, who was then in partnership with Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, in October 1909 and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. He was twice a prize-winner in design competitions run by the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1913 and 1914. On completion of his apprenticeship in August 1914 he commenced military service, returning to the Rowand Anderson & Paul office as an assistant in 1920 and remaining there until the following year. During this period he assisted in the building construction classes at Heriot-Watt College. Meanwhile he began studying street architecture, and as a result secured an appointment as an architect with 'a local firm'. He was admitted LRIBA on 10 October 1930, his proposers being Thomas Forbes Maclennan, John Watson and the then secretary of the Royal Incorporation of Architects of Scotland. His business address at that time was 54 Duff Street, Edinburgh, and he was living at 32 Comely Bank Avenue.

By 1950 he had moved to Glenfarg in Perthshire. He died on 14 June 1958 at the Hospital in Bridge of Earn, survived by his wife Isabella Paterson.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 454, Duff Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1930  
Item 2 of 428, Queen Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1932  
Item 3 of 432, Comely Bank Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessc. 1936c. 1930 
Item 4 of 45, Melville Terrace, Glenfarg, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *1958 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2Rowand Anderson & PaulOctober 1909August 1914Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Rowand Anderson & Paul19201921Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Thomas Forbes Maclennan10 October 1930for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 2John Watson10 October 1930for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no3374 (box 10)