Basic Biographical Details

Name: Arnold Dunbar Smith
Designation: Architect
Born: 1866
Died: 1933
Bio Notes: Arnold Dunbar Smith was born in Islington, London in 1866. He was articled to John George Gibbins of Brighton in 1883 and attended classes at Brighton School of Art. He subsequently attended the Architectural Association and Royal Academy Schools, and worked as assistant to 'Lilley' from 1884 to 1895, to Frederick Mew, and to F T Baggallay & W J N Millard. He travelled in France, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland and commenced independent practice in 1895, in partnership with Cecil Claude Brewer.

Smith was admitted FRIBA on 3 December 1906, his proposers being William Richard Lethaby, Francis William Troup and William Dunn. He continued to practise alone after Brewer's death in 1918.

Smith died in 1933.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 428, Theobald's Road, London W, EnglandBusinessBefore 1896After 1897 
Item 2 of 4Kingsbury Knole, Verulam Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1906 *  
Item 3 of 41 Raymond Buildings/2, Gray's Inn Square, London WC, EnglandBusinessBefore 1906After 1914 
Item 4 of 46, Queens Square, London, EnglandBusiness1923(?)  

* 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 3John George Gibbins18831888(?)Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3F T Baggallay & W J N Millard1895(?)1895(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Smith & Brewer18951918Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Dunn3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 2 of 3William Richard Lethaby3 December 1906for Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Francis William Troup3 December 1906for Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Joseph Abraham Meikle20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Joseph Abraham MeikleLate 1921for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Jamieson TroupEarly 1929for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Journal23 December 1933v41London: Royal Institute of British Architectspp200-1 - obituaries

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers F v18 p21 (microfilm reel 12)