Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Kerr
Born: 1880
Bio Notes: Thomas Kerr was born in 1880 and was articled to William Laidlaw Carruthers of Inverness in 1897, studying in 'a school of art' and passing various South Kensington examinations. In 1902 he moved to the office of Ross & Macbeth in the same town, working on their alterations to Skibo Castle, but he left Scotland for London in the following year, taking a post in the LCC Architects' Department under William Edward Riley. He was still there when he was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being James Greenwood Stephenson and Edwin Paul Wheeler, both of the LCC Architects' Department, and Carruthers. At that date he was living at 8 Springfield Road, Wimbledon.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 18, Springfield Road, Wimbledon, London, EnglandPrivateBefore 1911After 1914 

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 4William Laidlaw Carruthers18971901Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Ross & Macbeth19021903Assistant 
Item 3 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)1903After 1911AssistantWorking under William Edward Riley
Item 4 of 4William Edward Riley1903After 1911AssistantIn LCC Architects' Department


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3William Laidlaw Carruthers20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3James Greenwood Stephenson20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Edwin Paul Wheeler20 July 1911for Licentiateship

Buildings and Designs

This 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 11902Skibo CastleSkibo SutherlandScotlandAlterations and additions, including swimming and Turkish baths, power station, dairy buildings etc - as assistant to Ross & Macbeth


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v18 no1383