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:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|c/o Grubb/6, Lauriston Gardens, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1946 *|| || |
|Oakley House, Oakley, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England||Private||1977|| || |
|88, High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, England||Business||1977|| || |
* 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):|
| ||Name||Date from||Date to||Position||Notes|
|T R Drought & Partners|| ||1970s||Architect|| |
|Jones & McWilliams||February 1933||September 1934||Apprentice|| |
|John Ross McKay||October 1934||October 1935||Architect|| |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no8728 (Combined Box 215)|