Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Edward Stanley Carden |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||28 February 1911 |
|Died: ||23 November 1970 |
|Bio Notes: ||Edward Stanley Carden was born on 28 February 1911, the son of James George Carden, engineer and his wife Olive Jelly. He was articled to Stewart Tough & Alexander in Greenock from 1925 and continued with the firm as assistant after Douglas Lindsay Crawford became senior partner. At the same time he took classes at Greenock Technical School and evenng classes at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow. |
In 1936 he moved to a post as assistant with Archibald Hamilton whose practised in the firm Oliphant Hamilton in Glassford Street, Glasgow. The following year, 1937, he moved to the Architects' Department of the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society, the chief architect at this time being Walter Underwood.
From October 1940 until October 1944 he served with MR 97 (Motor Rifles?). After he was demobilised he returned to the SCWS as architectural assistant in charge of a group of staff. From then until his election to membership of the RIBA he worked under Kenneth Finlayson Masson, chief architect at SCWS. He was elected LRIBA in 1951, his proposers being Walter Underwood, Frederick Robert Wylie and George Ferfuson Smellie Shanks.
He would seem to have remained working for the SCWS.
He died at his home in Paisley Road West on 23 November 1970, survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth Barnes.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|2326, Paisley Road West, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||Before 1955 *||After 1970|| |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1955||Kalendar 1954-1955|| || || |
|RIBA||1960||The RIBA Kalendar 1959-1960||1959-1960|| || |
|RIBA||1964||The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65|| || || |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers||L6492 (Box 142)||For Licentiateship|