Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Ebenezer Lang
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 August 1915
Died: 18 September 1986
Bio Notes: David Ebeneezer Lang was born on 17 August 1915. From February 1933 he served his articles with Jones & McWilliams in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and studied part-time at Port Elizabeth Technical College. He broke off his articles in September 1933 and the following year, 1934, emigrated to Scotland where he continued his articles with John Ross McKay. He attended classes part-time at Edinburgh College of Art for a year but transferred to the full-time course in October 1935 and completed the course in June 1938. He spent a further year at the College of Art studying town planning, the course being completed in June 1939. During the time he was a student in vacations he spent two period of time in Edinburgh City Architect's office. Around this time he also made several study trips abroad to Germany and France. During the war, presumably while serving with the armed forces, he travelled extensively in Egypt, North Africa, Palestine, Syria, Italy France, Belgium and Germany.

Lang was elected ARIBA in 1946, his proposers being Ebeneezer J Macrae, A Hugh Mottram and Leslie Grahame Thomson.

Lang later worked for T R Drought & Partners, (as a partner?), in Thame, Oxfordshire. At the time of his death he was living in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. He died on 18 September 1986, survived by his wife, Mrs E M Lang, and his daughter Caroline.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3c/o Grubb/6, Lauriston Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1946 *  
Item 2 of 3Oakley House, Oakley, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, EnglandPrivate1977  
Item 3 of 388, High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, EnglandBusiness1977  

* 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 3T R Drought & Partners 1970sArchitect 
Item 2 of 3Jones & McWilliamsFebruary 1933September 1934Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3John Ross McKayOctober 1934October 1935Architect 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Ebenezer James MacRae9 July 1946For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Alfred Hugh Mottram9 July 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Leslie Grahame Thomson (or Leslie Grahame-Thomson; later Leslie Grahame MacDougall)9 July 1946For Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8728 (Combined Box 215)