Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Elizabeth Spittal (Mrs Edmonds) |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||7 January 1917 |
|Died: ||7 October 2002 |
|Bio Notes: ||(Miss) Elizabeth Spittal was born at 40 Highburgh Drive, Partick, Glasgow on 7 January 1917, the daughter of Robert Spittal, drysalter, and his wife Clementia Mitchell Stewart. She attended day classes for the diploma programme at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1934 to 1937, 1938 to 1939 and 1941 to 1942, and gained practical experience in the office of James Carruthers in 1937-8, as well as preparing measured drawings for the National Buildings Record during the summer vacation in 1941. She passed the final exam at the GSA in June 1942, sat the professional practice exam in Edinburgh the following month, and was admitted ARIBA on 19 January 1943, her proposers being Professor William James Smith, Thomas Harold Hughes and John Wilson. She was also an Associate Member of the Town Planning Institute. |
In 1950 she appears to have been based in Glasgow. She was elected ARIAS in 1964.
She resigned from her post as Deputy Director of Planning for Renfrew County Council in 1973, and resigned her RIBA membership in the same year, stating that all her interests were now in town planning. It was also in that year that she moved to Egham in Surrey.
She married Richard Edmonds in ___. He was also a town planner. They later divorced.
She died on 7 October 2002 at Victoria Infirmary Annexe, Glasgow.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|1, Eastwoodmains Road, Renfrewshire, Scotland||Private|| ||2002|| |
|5, Princes Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||1943 *|| || |
|36, Clarence Drive, Glasgow, Scotland||Private/business(?)||1950||After 1970|| |
|Luddington, Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, England||Private/business||1973|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1950||The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no8158 (combined box 205)|