Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Arthur Lodge
Designation: Architect
Born: 1888
Died: 1967
Bio Notes: Thomas Arthur Lodge was born in 1888 and was educated at a private school in Hitchin. He studied at the Architectural Association Schools from 1905 to 1909. He was articled to Thomas Geoffry (or Geoffrey) Lucas for one year (or more, probably beginning this association after he left school) and remained for a year as assistant. Later he was assistant to Martin & Medlicott. He appears to have been in partnership with Thomas Oliphant Foster and Percy Wells Lovell c.1910, the partnership being dissolved in or before 1914 when Foster left for India. From 1914 to 1922 or 1923 he was a partner in the practice Lucas & Lodge in Hitchin.

In 1923 Henry Vaughan Lanchester joined the practice which became Lanchester Lucas & Lodge. This lasted until 1928. Lucas withdrew from the partnership in that year; the title then became Lanchester & Lodge. From 1945 until 1967 Lodge was senior partner. Lanchester died in 1953 but in practice probably did little work in Britain after 1930 and none after 1945.

Lodge retired from architectural practice in 1957 but the name of the firm continued (and continues in London to this day).

Lanchester died on 16 January 1953 in London. Lodge continued the practice under the existing name thereafter.

Lodge died in Walmer, Kent in 1967.

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 7Lanchester, Lodge & Davis  Partner 
Item 2 of 7Thomas Geoffry Lucas (or Geoffry Lucas)1905Before 1910Apprentice 
Item 3 of 7Foster Lovell & Lodge1910 *Before 1914Partner 
Item 4 of 7Lucas & Lodge19141922Partner 
Item 5 of 7Lucas & Lanchester19221923Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Lanchester Lucas & Lodge19231928Partner 
Item 7 of 7Lanchester & Lodgec. 1928(?)1957Partner 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Frederick Howard16 February 1943for 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 2c. 1910Auchenross, The Ross EstateComrie PerthshireScotland 
Item 2 of 21936(?)House at Esher, SurreyEsher SurreyEngland 


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of David KennettInformation from 'Contact Us' on website Sent May 2016