Basic Biographical Details

Name: Charles Munro
Designation: Architect
Born: 23 November 1903
Died: 3 June 1996
Bio Notes: Charles Munro was born on 23 November 1903 and was articled to an unspecified architect in Leven in April 1919. He remained as assistant until December 1927 when he moved to another unspecified architect's office in Edinburgh. There he was admitted an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association. In June 1929 he left for Belfast where he took up an appointment as chief assistant to the Government Architect of Northern Ireland. He passed the qualifying exam in Edinburgh in December 1933 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 March 1934, his proposers being Roland Ingleby Smith, Kendrick Edwards and another whose name has yet to be deciphered. At that time he was still in the Belfast Department of Works, and he remained there thereafter, latterly as Government Architect, from which post he retired in November 1968. He resigned his RIBA membership in December 1974.

Munro died on 3 June 1996 at Castlereach.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 5Leven, Fife, ScotlandPrivate/businessApril 1919December 1927As apprentice and assistant in unspecified architect's office
Item 2 of 5Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/businessDecember 1927June 1929As assistant in unspecified architect's office
Item 3 of 534, Sydenham Gardens, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate1934 *  
Item 4 of 5Department of Works & Public Buildings, Government, May Street, Belfast, Northern IrelandBusiness1965  
Item 5 of 55, Thornhill Park, Belfast, Northern IrelandPrivate(?)1970 *1975 

* 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 2Department of Works, Government of Northern IrelandJune 1929After 1934Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Department of Works, Government of Northern IrelandAfter 1934November 1968Chief ArchitectGovernment Architect


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2Kendrick Edwards5 March 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Roland Ingleby Smith5 March 1934for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1David Watson Jackson3 April 1968For Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 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 2General Register office Northern IrelandDeath registers for Northern Ireland D/1996/C1/366
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5393 (combined box 76)