Basic Biographical Details

Name: Frank Fielden
Designation: Architect
Born: 3 October 1915
Died: August 2001
Bio Notes: Frank Fielden was Professor of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde in the 1960s.

He was born on 3 October 1915. He studied on the 5-year course at the School of Architecture, the University of Manchester from 1933 to 1938, remaining for a further year of post-graducate research. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 December 1941. During the Second World War he served as a Major in a parachute regiment with the Royal Engineers. After he was discharged he worked for a year as a town planning officer with the Nigerian Government. In 1947 he returned to the United Kingdom and took a post as a lecturer at the School of Architecture at Durham University. At the same time he started private practice in Newcastle.

In his private practice Fielden handled a variety of jobs including private houses and several schemes of conversion of large terrace blocks into flats as weel as commercial work and work for the University of Durham. By 1955, the year of his election as FRIBA his practice was The Design Partnership. His proposers were Professor W B Edwards, Professor J S Allan, and J H Napper.

Fielden was a Professor in Glasgow from 1960 (or thereabouts). He also practised there as an architect, establishing Frank Fielden & Associates in 1964 (one of his associates being Frank Arneil Walker). He subsequently moved to work for the Royal Fine Art Commission, though this may not have been a salaried post. He resigned from the RIBA in 1972.

Fielden died in 2001 in Chichester.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3The Design Partnership/27, Ridley Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandBusiness1955 *  
Item 2 of 318, Stephenson Terrace, Wylam, Northumberland, EnglandPrivate1955 *  
Item 3 of 3Royal Exchange Buildings, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessMid 1960s *  

* 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 1Frank Fielden & Associates1964Before 1972Director(?) 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1Frank Arneil Walker19611964Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Professor) Joseph Stanley Allen10 October 1955For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) Wilfrid Bythell Edwards10 October 1955For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Jack Hollingworth Napper10 October 1955For Fellowship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Harry Routledge7 February 1961For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 15 Exhibition stands for 1960 Modern Homes ExhibitionKelvin Hall GlasgowScotlandappointed (along with Mr. Jack Howe, FRIBA, GSIA, of London) as competition assessor per Builder p240
Item 2 of 151947Shop for G E Almond & CoStockton North YorkshireEngland 
Item 3 of 15After 1947Shop for G E AlmondSunderland County DurhamEngland 
Item 4 of 15After 1947Shop for G E Almond & Co  Newcastle-upon-TyneEngland 
Item 5 of 15After 1947Shop for G E Almond & Co.Gateshead NorthumberlandEngland 
Item 6 of 15After 1947University of Durham, King's College, administration officesDurham County DurhamScotland 
Item 7 of 15After 1947University of Durham, King's College, Department of Agriculture, libraryDurham County DurhamEnglandRemodelling
Item 8 of 15After 1947University of Durham, King's College, Henderson HallDurham County DurhamEnglandExtensions
Item 9 of 15After 1947University of Durham, rowing clubDurham County DurhamEngland 
Item 10 of 15After 1949F Hills & Co, board roomStockton North YorkshireEngland 
Item 11 of 15c. 1955Milk bottling factoryGateshead NorthumberlandEngland'on the board' in 1955
Item 12 of 155 August 1960House Design for Scottish Gas Board   Scotlandappointed as assessor of competition per Builder p240
Item 13 of 151964University of Strathclyde, Department of Architecture and Building Science  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 15After 1964National Engineering Laboratory, Scottish Research Reactor Centre officesEast Kilbride LanarkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 15After 1964University of Glasgow, Refectory  GlasgowScotlandIn collaboration with W V Zinn & Associates


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1RIAS Chartered Architect2001v14, no9  December issue - death note

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Courtesy of Frank Arneil WalkerInformation sent to DSA  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8499 (or no7978, combined box 201? - mostly missing); F no4990 (combined box 49)