Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Designation: Architect
Born: 1903
Bio Notes: Robert Furneaux Jordan was born in 1903 and was educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and Bristol School of Art. Having attended classes at the Architectural Association, he passed the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA in 1928. He secured a teaching post at the AA and remained there from 1934 and continued in in some capacity teching there until 1963 [check this date] while conducting his architectural practice. In 1948 he became the school's Principal where he remained until 1951 when he left to become Architectural Correspondent for the 'Observer'. In 1961 he was appointed Hoffmann-Wood Professor of Architecture in the University of Leeds and in 1962 visiting Professor of Architecture at the University of Syracuse, USA.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Birmingham, EnglandBusiness   
Item 2 of 2London, EnglandBusiness19341963 

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 1Egon Rissc. 1949 Assistant 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Egon Riss20 July 1949For Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11938Scheme for rebuilding Princes Street in glass  EdinburghScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1Jordan, Robert Furneaux1966Victorian architecture Pelican BooksNote on the author at the beginning of book

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder5 February 1954  p279 - details of Jordan's lecture on 'The Obsolete City', condemning new towns for their low density, etc