Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Edward Robert Kean
Designation: Architect
Born: 1 May 1903
Died: 4 March 1986
Bio Notes: John Edward Robert Griffen Kean was born on 1 May 1903, the son of James Kean, retail manager, and his wife Priscilla Emily Turner. He was admitted ARIBA in 1935. His address in 1950 was in Kirk Brae, Liberton. He was elected ARIAS in 1956. He became Chief Architect in the Office of Works which post he held from 1953-1960.

He died at Stracathro Hospital, Brechin, on 4 March 1986, survived by Euphemia Margaret Swiss.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Birnie Cottage, Burn of Benholm, Montrose, Angus, ScotlandPrivate 1986 
Item 2 of 340, Kirk Brae, Liberton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  
Item 3 of 314, Johnsburn Road, Balerno, Midlothian, ScotlandPrivate1955 *  

* 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 1H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19531960Chief Architect 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The 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 1H M Register HouseDeath Register