Basic Biographical Details

Name: Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye
Designation: Architect
Born: 1891
Died: 26 March 1954
Bio Notes: Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye was a Swiss architect, the son of W Alexander Koch a Swiss architect who practised in Zurich and who was responsible for the publication of variety of books including that entitled 'British Architectural Competitions' . Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye was born Martin Douglas Niel Koch on 26 January 1891. He changed his name when he moved to England. He lectured in architecture in Southend on Sea and was responsible for a number of buildings in the area, including the tennis pavillion in Westcliff-on-Sea. His brother appears to have been also an architect and he too anglicised his name. He was born Hugo Koch, but changed it to Hugh Martin-Kaye. He inherited the role of publisher of an architectural journal from his father. He was admitted ARIBA in 1919 and FRIBA in 1929.

Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye left Essex in the 1940s and moved to London where he had a practice in Doughty Steet. He died on 26 March 1954.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Westcliff on Sea, Essex, EnglandPrivate/business   
Item 2 of 3SwitzerlandPrivate/business   
Item 3 of 3Doughty Street, London, EnglandBusiness1940s  

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Charles Ewan McEwan-Waghorn19331934ApprenticeOr may simply have studied under Martin-Kaye at Southend on Sea.


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Brian Geoffrey Fender14 December 1948For Associateship
Item 2 of 2Reginald Buchanan UrquhartLate 1931for Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914  Listed as Hugh Martin-Kaye
Item 2 of 2RIBA1931The RIBA Kalendar 1931-1932 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 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye's grand-daughter