Basic Biographical Details

Name: Richard Thorburn
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Richard Thorburn was articled to Charles Stewart Still Johnston in September 1905, studying at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. On completion of his apprenticeship in 1910 he entered the office of J S Steel, Surveyor, in Greenock, moving to McLuckie & Walker of Stirling in 1911 and to J C Campbell of Methil in 1912. In 1919, presumably after the completion of war service, he joined the City Architect's Office in Sheffield. He passed the qualifying exam in London in December 1921 and was admitted ARIBA early the following year, unusually without any proposers. By that time he was working in H M Office of Works, Westminster.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1200, Portsdown Road, Maida Vale, London, EnglandPrivate1921 *  

* 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 6Charles Stewart Still JohnstonSeptember 19051910Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6J S Steel19101911Assistant 
Item 3 of 6McLuckie & Walker19111912Assistant 
Item 4 of 6J C Campbell1912Before 1919AssistantProbably only until commencement of war service
Item 5 of 6Sheffield City Architect's Department19191919Assistant 
Item 6 of 6H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1919After 1921AssistantIn Westminster office


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no3460 (microfilm reel 26)