Basic Biographical Details

Name: Horace George Marsh
Designation: Architect
Born: 16 March 1921
Died: October 1988
Bio Notes: Horace George Marsh was born on 16 March 1921, presumably in England. He was a pupil in the Birmingham firm of Bradley & Clarke (or Bradley S Clarke?) from September 1936 until 1941, attending Birmingham Evening School of Architecture. In 1941 he moved to the office of H W Weedon & Partners in the same city, and five years later left for London where he secured a position with R Jelinek-Karl. After a year in that practice he joined Sir John Burnet, Tait & Partners. He was still in the latter firm when he passed the final exam in June 1955 and was admitted ARIBA on 10 March 1956, his proposers being Gordon Tait, Harry W Weedon and A Bailey.

In March 1957 he left the Burnet office for that of Richard Seifert, who took him into partnership on 1 April the following year. He retained his post as senior partner there until at least 1970. He was elected FRIBA on 3 April 1968, for which his proposers were Seifert, Eric Lyons and H G Hammond.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 284a, Westbourne Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate1956 *  
Item 2 of 229a, Loom Lane, Radlett, Hertfordshire, EnglandPrivate1968 *  

* 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 6Bradley & Clarke (or Bradley S Clarke?)September 19361941Apprentice 
Item 2 of 6Harry W Weedon & Partners19411946 role uncertain
Item 3 of 6R Jelinek-Karl19461947Assistant(?) 
Item 4 of 6(Sir) John Burnet, Tait, & Partners1946March 1957 role uncertain
Item 5 of 6R Seifert & Partners (or R Seifert Co-Partnership)March 19571 April 1958 initial role in the firm unclear
Item 6 of 6R Seifert & Partners (or R Seifert Co-Partnership)1 April 1958After 1968Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6A Bailey10 March 1956for Associateship
Item 2 of 6Horace Gael Hammond10 March 1956for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6Eric Lyons10 March 1956for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6Richard Seifert10 March 1956for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6Gordon Thomas Tait10 March 1956for Associateship
Item 6 of 6Harry W Weedon10 March 1956for Associateship

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 71960sAilsa superstore  GlasgowScotland 
Item 2 of 71970Norwich Union Life Assurance Building  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 71971Charing Cross Redevelopment, Phase ICharing Cross GlasgowScotland 
Item 4 of 71972Hamilton House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 5 of 71972Hume House  GlasgowScotland 
Item 6 of 71972The Bowring Building  GlasgowScotland 
Item 7 of 7Before 1975District shopping centre and housing  DundeeScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 Papers A no17860 (stored under F5926); F no5926 (combined box 108)