Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Maurice Kenfield |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1925 |
|Died: ||July 2006 |
|Bio Notes: ||Maurice Kenfield was born in 1925. He worked as an assistant with Trehearn & Norman from 1929-51 moving as senior assistant to Gotch & Partners in the latter year. In 1953, the year of his election as ARIBA, he moved again, this time to Beard & Wilkins as project architect but in 1954 he was appointed chief company architect of Harrods. He remained with Harrods for about 12 years but the year 1966-67 was spent in Canada working on a hospital project with the practice Mathews & Haldenby but his knowledge of stores led to his being put in charge of a large shopping project. |
He returned to the United Kingdom in 1967 to the post of chief company architect of British Home Stores. In this post he was responsible for the design and construction of all new sites and alterations and additions to existing stores for the company.
He was elected FRIBA in 1969, proposed by Robert Hogg Matthew, Kenneth Edward Graham and Walter Edward Forrest. At the time of his election the new Edinburgh store for BHS had just been completed in conjunction with RMJM. In his Nomination Paper a representative from RMJM commented that Kenfield had been 'most helpful in supporting and assisting us to carry out this commission'.
Kenfield died in Redbridge, Essex in July 2006.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|Marleybone House/129-157, Marylebone Road, London, England||Business||1967|| || |
|Red Tiles/17, Denehurst Gardens, Woodford Wells, Essex, England||Private||1969|| || |
Employment and Training
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1964||British Home Stores, Princes Street|| || ||Edinburgh||Scotland||As British Home Stores Company 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||F no 6612 (Box 149)|| |