Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kenneth Hall Murta
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 September 1929
Bio Notes: Kenneth Hall Murta was born on 24 September 1929 and studied at the School of Architecture, Durham University, Newcastle upon-Tyne from October 1949 until passing the final exam in July 1954. He was admitted ARIBA on 7 December that year, his proposers being W B Edwards, Stanley Wayman Milburn and Jack Hollingworth Napper. He then continued his studies by gaining a B.Arch from the University of Sheffield.

After subsequently securing an academic appointment overseas, he returned to England to take up a post in the Department of Architecture at the University of Sheffield in 1962, while also engaged in private practice. He was elected FRIBA on 7 June 1967, proposed by John Needham and the as yet not fully identified P F Smith and D L Brown. His nomination papers list work in Sheffield and Nigeria, and state that he had made a study tour of modern churches as part of his Sheffield research. They also list competition successes and commendations in Uganda (1956), Carlisle (finalist in the Civic Centre competition, 1957), Paisley (second in the Technical College competition, 1957) and at the Ideal Home exhibition of 1956 (commended).

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 219, Mand Street, Fulwell, Sunderland, County Durham, EnglandPrivate/business(?)1954 *  
Item 2 of 2Professors Murta & Fawcett/Underedge, Back Lane, Hathersage, Sheffield, EnglandPrivate1996 *  

* 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 6D L Brown7 June 1967for Fellowship
Item 2 of 6(Professor) Wilfrid Bythell Edwards7 December 1954for Associateship
Item 3 of 6Stanley Wayman Milburn7 December 1954for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Jack Hollingworth Napper7 December 1954for Associateship
Item 5 of 6John Needham7 June 1967for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6P F Smith7 June 1967for Fellowship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1996Directory of Members 1996   

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 no16478 (stored under F5827); F no5827 (combined box 102)