Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Sharp Grossert
Designation: Architect
Born: 12 January 1915
Died: Late 1974
Bio Notes: Thomas Sharp Grossert was born on 12 January 1915 and served an apprenticeship in the practice of Oldrieve Bell & Paterson from 1934 to 1939 while studying part-time at Edinburgh College of Art, during which period he received an honourable mention for the RIAS Incorporation Prize in 1937. In 1939 he spent two weeks making measured drawings in Cambridge, before embarking on a further two years of full-time study, also at the ECA. On completion of this, in 1941, he was awarded his diploma, as well as a Rowand Anderson Silver Medal Studentship of 100. He was admitted ARIBA on 16 December that year, his proposers being Leslie Grahame-Thomson, Frank Charles Mears and another (A T Burton?); Grahame-Thomson states in his supporting statement that Grossert was "one of the best students of his year".

Grossert died in mid- or late 1974, his death being notified to the RIBA on 2 September. He had latterly been working in the County Architect's Department, in Kendal, Westmorland.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Flat Kilns, Pencaitland, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate1941 *  

* 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 2Oldrieve Bell & Paterson19341939Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2Westmorland County Council Architects Department1974 *  Workplace at time of death

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 2(Sir) Frank Charles Mears16 December 1941for Associateship
Item 2 of 2Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)16 December 1941for Associateship


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 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7979 (combined box 201)