Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward James Hill
Designation: Architect
Born: c. 1927
Bio Notes: Edward James Hill was born about 1927. From 1952-53 he was an assistant architect with Howard Crane & Associates in London. He moved for a number of months during 1953 to another assistant architect post in Buckingham County Council but transferred to the practice of Louis Soissons, Peacock, Hodges & Robertson at Welwyn Garden City after a few months. In 1954 he moved again this time, again as assistant architect to Watkins Gray & partners in London. Again he seems to have stayed just a few months as in 1954 he moved as Senior Architect to J Douglas Mathews & Partners (later to become Mathews Ryan Simpson)

He was elected ARIBA in 1953. From 1965 he was a partner with Matthews Ryan & Simpson in charge of the Newcastle office. He was elected FRIBA in 1969, his proposers being Edmund Douglas Jefferiss Mathews, J H Napper and Michael Ryan. The practice undertook a number of Scottish jobs.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 227, The Grove, Gosforth, Northumberland, England    
Item 2 of 2Crestina House, Archbold Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, EnglandBusiness1969  

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 6Howard Crane & Associates19521953Assistant Architect 
Item 2 of 6Buckingham County Architect's Department1953 Assistant Architect 
Item 3 of 6Louis de Soissons, Pencock, Hodges, Robertson & Fraser19531954ArchitectWorked in the braanch of this practice in Welwyn Garden City.
Item 4 of 6J Douglass Mathews & Partners1954 Senior Architect 
Item 5 of 6Watkins Gray1954 Assistant Architect 
Item 6 of 6Mathews, Ryan & Simpson of LondonEarly 1960s Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Edmund Douglass Jefferiss Mathews5 February 1969For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Jack Hollingworth Napper5 February 1969For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Michael Ryan5 February 1969For Fellowship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 51960sUniversity of Aberdeen, post-graduate study room  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 51960University of Aberdeen, Department of Natural PhilosophyOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandAs senior architect with practice - listed in Nomination Papers
Item 3 of 5After 1965House for W E KyleHawick RoxburghshireScotlandAs partner in charge of the Newcastle office
Item 4 of 51966Cameron Iron Works factory, LivingstonLivingston West LothianScotlandNew forging plant, factory and offices being extended in assoc. with office of George Pierce & Abel B. Pierce, Houston, Texas
Item 5 of 5c. 1969University of Aberdeen, computer buildings, Department of Psychology and main lecture theatre  AberdeenScotlandAs partner in charge of the Newcastle office


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 PapersF6606 (box 149)