Basic Biographical Details

Name: Dennis Harold Ashmead
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Dennis Harold Ashmead studied for the degree of BArch at the Polytechnic in London. He was elected ARIBA in 1953.

He moved to Scotland at some point thereafter. While working for Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM) in Edinburgh, Ashmead supervised a number of university projects and by 1967 he was one of the most experienced university specialists in the Edinburgh office. Ashmead resigned from RMJM in 1969. In the RIBA directory of 1970 he is listed as still living in Edinburgh. He was a member of the RIAS as well as the RIBA.

By 1979 Ashmead had moved to a post in the Department of Planning Telford Development Corporation. By 1984 he was AILA and still living in Shropshire.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Hill Street, EdinburghBusiness1960s  
Item 2 of 347, Great King Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1970 *  
Item 3 of 31, South Hermitage, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, EnglandPrivate1984After 1994 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 2Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall & Partners (RMJM)Before January 19671969Architect 
Item 2 of 2Telford Development Corporation, Department of PlanningLate 1970s Architect 

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 31965Aberdeen University Joint Agricultural Building  AberdeenScotlandAs supervising architect for RMJM.
Item 2 of 3January 1967Coleraine-Portrush-Portstewart Area Plan   Northern IrelandAppointed as deputy project architect to Matthew, with Butler-Cole in turn as his deputy
Item 3 of 3January 1967New University of UlsterColreaine  EireAs one of the most experienced university specialists in the Edinburgh office, Ashmead was transferred in Jan 1967 to work full time on Coleraine (with Butler-Cole as his deputy). Resigned in 1969.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2Glendinning, Miles2008Modern architect: the life and times of Robert Matthew RIBA Publishingp298,342,346,350
Item 2 of 2RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970