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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Anthony Freeman
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 July 1944
Bio Notes: Anthony Freeman was born in Scarborough, in Yorkshire on the 13 July 1944, the second son of Alexander Charles Desmond Freeman, a Telecommunications Officer with the GPO, and his wife Kathleen Freeman, a retail manager.

He began work as an architectural technician with Edgar Allen Architects in Scarborough in 1961 moving to Wilkinson Smith & Brittlebank. He married Theresa Angela Joy Hall in 1966 and moved to work with the Shepherd Design Group in York. During this period he gained the Ordinary National Certificate in Building in 1964 and the Higher National Certificate in Building in 1966 and which later would allow him to be accepted into a School of Architecture as a mature student.

In 1967 he emigrated to Calgary, Alberta, Canada and worked with Stevenson, Raines, Barratt, Hutton, Seton & Partners. In 1968, still an architectural technician, he returned to the UK to work for British Rail Architects in York. In 1971, at the age of 26, married and with two young sons, he decided to return to full time education to qualify as an architect and was accepted into the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in Aberdeen. During this period his daughter was born.

In 1975 he graduated with BSc in Architecture and two years later was awarded the diploma in Advanced Architectural Studies. He spent his year out with Jenkins & Marr in Aberdeen. During his studies he was awarded the City of Aberdeen Silver Medal for Civic Architecture in 1974, the Aberdeen Society of Architects Silver Medal, was runner-up in the Rowand Anderson Award in 1977 and won the Aberdeen Society of Architects Harbourne MacLennan Bequest award in 1978. In that year he was elected ARIBA and ARIAS.

Freeman returned to the practice of Jenkins & Marr in 1977 and remained there becoming an associate in 1981 and partner in 1990. In 2000 he decided to relocate to Dublin, Ireland where he joined Anthony Reddy Associates, a large Irish International Practice as an Associate Director. He became a Member Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland in 2001.

He partly retired at the end of 2005 and moved to live on Lake Garda, Italy but continued to work for Anthony Reddy Associates as a consultant, trading as Tony Freeman Consultant Architect, until 2009, his final project being architectural technical advisor to the American architectural practice of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates LLC during the design and construction of the new National Conference Centre in Dublin, Ireland.

Between 1989 and 2000 Freeman took an active role professional matters while working in Aberdeen. He was a Member of Aberdeen Society of Architects Chapter Council and served as Chairman of the Society's CPD Committee. He was Convenor of the RIAS CPD Policy Committee and member of the Education and Research Committee, the Practice Services Committee, and the Committee for Accreditation of Building Conservation Certificate. He was also a Free Burgess and Guild Member of Burgh of Aberdeen.

Outwith his work he is interested in ancestry & researching his family history, photography, travel, swimming and mountain biking.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Scarborough, Yorkshire, EnglandBusiness1961  

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 11Wilkinson Smith & Brittlebank1960s Senior Architectural Technician 
Item 2 of 11Edgar Allen Architects1961 Architectural Technician 
Item 3 of 11Shepherd Design Group1966 Senior Architectural Technician 
Item 4 of 11Stevenson, Raines, Barratt, Hutton, Seton & Partners1967 Senior Architectural Technician 
Item 5 of 11British Railways Architects (Architects Department, British Rail)19681971Senior Architectural Technicianin York office
Item 6 of 11British Railways Architects (Architects Department, British Rail)19721974AssistantEmployed as assistant architect during the summer vacations
Item 7 of 11Jenkins & Marr19751976Assistant 
Item 8 of 11Jenkins & Marr19771981Architect 
Item 9 of 11Jenkins & Marr19811990Associate 
Item 10 of 11Jenkins & Marr19902000Partner 
Item 11 of 11Anthony Reddy Associates20002006Associate Director 

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 12000Talisman House  AberdeenScotlandProbably involved-retired in 2000


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Anthony FreemanInformation sent via 'Contact Us' in DSA Sent April 2009


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