Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Samuel Lionel Lipson |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||20 May 1901 |
|Died: ||1995 |
|Bio Notes: ||Samuel Lionel Lipson was born in Leeds on 20 May 1901. His parents were Lithunian Jews who had fled to England. He was articled to Neil Campbell Duff in 1917, transferring to the office of Keppie & Henderson for unknown reasons a year later and attending classes at the Glasgow School of Art and Technical College. In 1923 he joined James Miller as a draughtsman. He passed the senior certificate at Glasgow School of Art in 1924 and the RIBA qualifying exam in December 1925, enabling him to be admitted ARIBA on 29 March 1926, his proposers being Miller, John Keppie and John Watson. At that time he was still in Miller's office. In the same year he spent four months travelling in France, Spain and Italy. |
Lipson emigrated to Australia sailing on the Largs Bay from London on 19 April 1926. He have his profession as 'architectural draughtsman'. On rrival in Australia he initially worked in the Sydney office of the Commonwealth Department of Works & Railways. He was one of the staff laid off due to the Depression budget cuts but managed to obtain a brief appointment as senior draughtsman to Henry Eli White, who was a specialist theatre architect in New South Wales.
He commenced practice on his own account in Sydney in 1932, and was still there when he was elected FRIBA on 3 July 1945, his proposers being president of the Board of Architects of New South Wales Bertrand James Waterhouse, Henry Ebenezer Budden of Sydney, and another. Lipson continued to be a member of the RIBA. He died in Sydney in 1995.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|7, Main Street, Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1926 *|| || |
|56, Hunter Street, Sydney, Australia||Business||1944 *|| || |
|88, Bellevue Road, Bellevue Hill, Sydney, Australia||Private||1944 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|Courtesy of Dr Noni Boyd, Heritage Officer, Australian Institute of Architects||Information sent vua 'Contact Us' on website|| ||Sent January 2014|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no3924 (box 4); F no4091 (box 32)|