Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Gerard Howard
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: George Gerard Howard was articled to Thomas Lennox Watson in September 1912. He attended classes at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1914, and in January 1915 transferred to the office of James Campbell Reid. He commenced war service in March 1916 and was demobilised in January 1919, following which he spent three weeks touring Paris and its environs. It is not clear whether he withdrew from the profession for some time thereafter or whether he returned to Reid's office, but in November 1920 he entered the office of Crawley & Partners of Glasgow and London as assistant. He remained there until March 1922 and attended Glasgow School of Architecture full-time for the following session, from 1922 to 1923. During this period he passed the qualifying exam in London.

He was admitted ARIBA in mid-1923, his proposers being Charles Gourlay, William John Blain and David Bateman Hutton. His nomination papers give his business address as Glasgow School of Architecture.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 212, Rockdove Gardens, Tollcross, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1923 *  
Item 2 of 2Glasgow School of Architecture, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1923 *  

* 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 4Thomas Lennox WatsonSeptember 1912January 1915Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4James Campbell ReidJanuary 1915March 1916Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4James Campbell ReidJanuary 1919November 1920Assistant(?)Unclear whether completing his apprenticeship or working as assistant
Item 4 of 4Crawley & PartnersNovember 1920March 1922Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William John BlainMid 1923for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles GourlayMid 1923for Associateship
Item 3 of 3David Bateman HuttonMid 1923for Associateship


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 no3664 (microfilm reel 27)