Basic Biographical Details

Name: Norman Stephen
Born: 14 August 1908
Died: 21 January 1949
Bio Notes: Norman Stephen was born on 14 August 1908, the son of Eartle Lovell, domestic servant. He was articled to Edwin L Williamson of Aberdeen in 1924. He attended day classes at Robert Gordon's College from 1926 to 1928 but resumed his position in Williamson's office in 1929 whilst completing his studies. He was given an exemption from the RIBA final examination in June 1930 and passed the Professional Practice exam the following month in Edinburgh. He was admitted ARIBA at the end of that year, his proposers being Robert Leslie Rollo, James Brown Nicol and Robert Gordon Wilson Junior. His nomination papers give a business address of 367 Union Street, Aberdeen, which was the location of Nicol's office at that time, suggesting that he was working for him; his private address at that time was 42 Union Grove.

Stephen died suddenly at his home in Cults on 21 January 1949. He was survived by his wife Hester Margaret Collie.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Shieldarroch, Cults, East Peterculter, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate 1949 
Item 2 of 342, Union Grove, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1930 *  
Item 3 of 3367, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1930 * Presumably working for James Brown Nicol

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 3Edwin L Williamson19241926Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Edwin L Williamson19291930Assistant(?) 
Item 3 of 3James Brown Nicol1930(?) Assistant(?)Presumed to be working for Nicol at this time as Stephen's nomination papers give a business address identical to Nicol's


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Brown NicolLate 1930for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Robert Leslie RolloLate 1930for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)Late 1930for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4591 (combined box 23)