Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Oliphant Foster
Designation: Architect
Born: 1881
Died: 1942
Bio Notes: Thomas Oliphant Foster was born in 1881 and articled to Ernest Carritt from 1899 to 1905, attending the Architectural Association Schools. He was assistant to Frank Green and others. He passed the qualifying exam in 1912, becoming ARIBA on 3 March 1913, proposed by Hugh Patrick Guarin Maule, Leonard Stokes and William Adam Forsyth. He commenced practice in 1906 and formed the partnership of Foster Lovell & Lodge c.1910, his partners being Percy Wells Lovell and, seemingly, Thomas Arthur Lodge.

In 1914 Foster emigrated to India as Assistant Consulting Architect to the Government of India underJohn Begg. He died in 1942.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 323, Old Queen Street, London, EnglandBusinessBefore 19101914 
Item 2 of 312, Woodville Gardens, Ealing, London, EnglandPrivate1913 *  
Item 3 of 3Linla, IndiaPrivate/business(?)1914 *  

* 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 2Foster Lovell & Lodgec. 1910 *Before 1914Partner 
Item 2 of 2John BeggBefore 1914 AssistantAssistant Consulting Architect to the Government of India underJohn Begg

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 1c. 1910Auchenross, The Ross EstateComrie PerthshireScotland 


Bibliographic References

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