Basic Biographical Details

Name: Eric Hutton Crosbee
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 June 1912
Died: 28 June 2004
Bio Notes: Eric Hutton Crosbee was born on 21 June 1912, the son of Walter Gould Crosbee, mechanical engineer and his wife Sarah Ann Hutton. He was articled to Reid & Forbes in March 1930. Whilst there he attended evening classes at Edinburgh College of Art. On completion of his apprenticeship he continued his studies full-time, obtaining his diploma in June 1937. Either after his apprenticeship or immediately after qualifying he spent six months working for Thomas Bowhill Gibson. He was admitted ARIBA on 10 January 1938, his proposers being Frank Charles Mears, Reginald Fairlie and Ebenezer James MacRae. His nomination papers state that he had made three study tours of two weeks each prior to that time, although the locations of these are not specified. His declaration of 17 January accepting his admittance was witnessed by W G Crosbee, who shared his address of 21 Claremont Crescent and was probably his father. Eric was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and, having obtained a Diploma in Town Planning at Edinburgh College of Art, was AMTPI before 1950.

Crosbie was married to Kathleen Howson Drummond. He died aged 92 on 28 June 2004.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 22, Dovecot Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 2004 
Item 2 of 221, Claremont Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1937After 1950 

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 2Reid & ForbesMarch 19301935Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Thomas Bowhill GibsonAfter 1935Before 1937AssistantFor six months


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Reginald Francis Joseph Fairlie10 January 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Ebenezer James MacRae10 January 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears10 January 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 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 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6616 (combined box 149)