Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Morrison Howie
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 August 1919
Died: 20 February 2005
Bio Notes: Francis Morrison Howie was born on 30 August 1918, the son of George Howie, law office cashier and his wife Emma Morrison. He studied for the Diploma in Architecture at the School of Architecture, Robert Gordons College, Aberdeen. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War during which he served with the Royal Engineers. From 1947-48 he was a lecturer at Aberdeen School of Architecture. He was elected ARIBA in 1947. In 1948 he took a post with Swan & McLaren in Singapore where he remained until at least 1956. He was elected FRIBA in 1957. He had returned to Scotland by 1965. He was senior partner in W G Brown & Co in 1970. He retired about 1972 but was still living in Edinburgh in 1987.

Howie died on 20 February 2005 at Belgrave Lodge Nursing Home, Belgrave Road, Edinburgh. He was married twice, first to Janet Macpherson MacDonald, school teacher, and second to Patricia Coventon, a nursing sister.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 116, Almond Court East, Braehead Park, Barnton, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *2005 

* 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 2Swan & Maclaren19481956Architect 
Item 2 of 2W G Brown & Co1970 Partner 


RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2James Nisbet Lockerbie6 February 1962for Fellowship
Item 2 of 2James William Forbes Sinclair20 December 1967For Associateship of RIAS


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1956The RIBA Kalendar 1955-56   
Item 2 of 3RIBA1965The RIBA Kalendar   
Item 3 of 3RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1H M Register HouseDeath Register