Basic Biographical Details

Name: Kathleen Hutton Arthur (Mrs Tebbitt)
Born: 19 August 1909
Died: 2002
Bio Notes: Kathleen Hutton Arthur was born on 19 August 1909, the daughter of Airdrie and Glasgow architect John Maurice Arthur and his wife Katherine Adam Stevenson Hutton. She attended day classes at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1927 to 1932. Whilst there she toured Paris and the Touraine from April to August 1928 and sought office experience, working for Andrew Balfour from May to August 1929 and for Burnet, Tait & Lorne from June to December 1931. After obtaining her diploma in June 1932 she spent six months from October that year in the office of London architect Oliver Percy Bernard, working on the Cumberland Hotel. She passed the Professional Practice exam in December 1933 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 March 1934, her proposers being Balfour, Thomas Harold Hughes and her father. In that year she joined her father's practice of George Arthur & Son as assistant.

Kathleen later married Maxwell Clifford Tebbitt, architect to the Ministry of Health in London. She ceased practising as an architect and gave up her RIBA membership, but was briefly reinstated as a member when assisting her husband on hospital developments for the Government in Jamaica in the 1950s or early 1960s. She did not resume practice thereafter, however, and became a retired Associate in 1965.

Kathleen died in 2002 in the New Forest, Hampshire, her death being registered in August of that year.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Glentore, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivate1934 *  
Item 2 of 3London, EnglandBusinessAfter 1934Before 196 
Item 3 of 3Jamaica, West IndiesBusiness1950s or early 1960s *  

* 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 4Andrew BalfourMay 1929August 1929Apprentice(?) 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneJune 1931December 1931Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Oliver Percy BernardOctober 1932April 1933Assistant 
Item 4 of 4George Arthur & Son1934 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Maurice Arthur5 March 1934for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Andrew Balfour5 March 1934for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes5 March 1934for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Additional information from Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5328 (combined box 71)