Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edwin George Goodson Bax
Designation: Architect
Born: 1881
Died: 1962
Bio Notes: Edwin George Goodson Bax was articled to Thomas Dinwoody who had an extensive practice specialising in hospital design. During this period he also attended classes at the Architectural Association. He was a fine draughtsman and produced drawings which were published in the A A Sketch Book.

He joined the LCC Architect's Department in 1902. He was admited ARIBA in 1905. At the LCC he was immediately employed on designing a series of new fire stations. He later gained all round experience and in 1930 when hospitals and asylums came under the remit of the LCC he was at once employed on a survey of the hospital service. This developed into the planning and erection of many new hospital buildings and units including the first portion of the post-graduate Medical School at Hammersmith Hospital. He was elected FRIBA in 1935.

During the Second World War he was appointed co-ordinating officer for the heavy rescue service at regional headquarters. He was awarded the OBE for this work.

Bax was known for his enthusiasm and energy in all areas of his work as well as being kindly and considerate to his colleagues.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Yewhurst, Kidbrooke Grove, Blackheath, London, EnglandPrivate(?)1939 *  

* 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 1London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)1902 Architect 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1Stephen Sutherland4 April 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 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 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2London Metropolitan Archives Biographical volumes on Council architects