Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Cruickshank & Seward (or Cruikshank & Seward) |
|Designation: ||Architectural practice |
|Started: ||1919 |
|Ended: ||After 1938 |
|Bio Notes: ||Herbert William Cruickshank (who sometimes signed his name 'Cruikshank') was born on 29 January 1886 and articled to Alexander Marshall Mackenzie of Aberdeen in 1902, attending classes at the School of Art and Technical College there. On completing his apprenticeship in 1907 he moved to Marshall Mackenzie's London office, leaving after four years to join Niven & Wigglesworth. He returned to Marshall Mackenzie's London office two years later and remained there until he was engaged on military service in the Artists' Rifles in 1915. He was subsequently seconded to the Royal Engineers, where he made the acquaintance of H T Seward. |
At the end of the war, in 1919, Cruickshank and Seward commenced independent practice together in Manchester. The practice incorporated hospital, industrial, commercial and domestic work.
Cruickshank was admitted FRIBA in early 1931, his proposers being Francis Jones, Percy Scott Worthington and John Hubert Worthington, all of Manchester. He was a member of the Council of the Manchester Society of Architects, and was acting as honorary secretary to the House Committee at the time of his death in 1935.
H T Seward continued the practice under the existing name of Cruickshank & Seward thereafter. He was admitted FRIBA sometime before 1938.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|25 Examiner Buildings, Strutt Street, Manchester, England||Business||1919 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
Employees or Pupils
Buildings and Designs
|The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:|
| ||Periodical Name||Date||Edition||Publisher||Notes|
|RIBA Journal||23 November 1935||v43||London: Royal Institute of British Architects||Obituary of Herbert William Cruickshank, p104|