Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Harold John Muir |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||30 September 1906 |
|Died: ||1993 |
|Bio Notes: ||Harold John Muir was born on 30 September 1906 and was articled to Arthur Eustace Horsfield from 1922 to 1927, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. In 1927 he joined Alfred Greig as assistant. He became an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and in 1929 moved to the USA, spending the following six years assisting in the New York offices of Polhemus & Coffin, George Klester, and Mayers, Murray & Phillip. |
Between 1935 and 1939 he was based in London, Edinburgh and another location which is indecipherable on his ARIBA nomination papers. He passed the special final exam in London on 3 January 1939 and was admitted ARIBA on 6 March that year, his proposers being John Jerdan, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and Alexander Allan Foote. At that time he was living in Kent and working in H M Office of Works in London. He remained with the Office (later Ministry) of Works thereafter, latterly in the Leeds office, from which he retired on 30 November 1970.
Muir died in 1993, his death being registered in december of that year in Trafford, Lancashire.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|83, Crooke Avenue, Brookland, New York, United States of America||Private/business(?)||1930 *|| || |
|Edinburgh, Scotland||Business||Before 1930|| || |
|10, Goodhart Way, West Wickham, Kent, England||Private/business(?)||1939(?) *|| || |
|The Firs/20, Meadow Bank, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire, England||Private||1970 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1930||The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1939||The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no7116 (combined box 174)|