Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Henry Douglas Matthew |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||15 December 1918 |
|Died: ||15 January 1977 |
|Bio Notes: ||Henry Douglas Matthew (known as Douglas) was born on 15 December 1918. He served his articles with Oldrieve Bell & Paterson from July 1936 to July 1939 while studying part-time and full-time at Edinburgh College of Art. His studies were interrupted by war service which he spent in the Middle East, Sicily, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. |
In 1948 he took a post as assistant with Dick Peddie McKay & Jamieson but later the same year he moved to a similar post with Alwyn Underdown in Eastbourne. He moved after a short time to become senior assistant with Tooley & Foster in London (later known as TFP Architects). He was invited to become a partner in 1951. His main work with this practice seesm to have been in the area of Local Authority Housing for Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council.
Matthew was elected FRIBA in July 1918, his proposers being R C Foster, Basil Spence and Harold Connolly.
Matthew died in Hampstead on 15 January 1977.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Midland Bank Chambers, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, England||Business||1958|| || |
|1, Park Hill, Harlow, Essex, England||Private||1958 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):|
| ||Name||Date proposed||Notes|
|Harold Connolly||8 July 1958||For Fellowship|
|R C Foster||8 July 1958||For Fellowship|
|(Sir) Basil Urwin Spence||8 July 1958||For Fellowship|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||F no5343 (Combined Box 72)|