Basic Biographical Details

Name: Francis Orr Templeton
Bio Notes: Francis Orr Templeton took the diploma course at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1922 to 1927, at some point spending eighteen months in the office of Burnet Son & Dick. In 1925 he spent two weeks travelling in France. He passed the Professional Practice exam in July 1927 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 December that year, his proposers being John Watson, William Brown Whitie and Thomas Harold Hughes, who wrote in his supporting statement: 'both in his School work & private studies he has shown a distinct aptitude for architecture & enthusiasm in the School courses through which he has successfully passed. Furthermore he has had excellent practical experience.' Templeton's nomination papers give his business address as 239 St Vincent Street, indicating that he was assisting in the firm of Burnet, Son & Dick at that time.

Templeton emigrated to Canada and worked in Quebec.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 231, Strathmore Boulevard, Dorval, Quebec, CanadaPrivate/business(?)   
Item 2 of 22, Kelvin Drive, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1927 *  

* 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 2Burnet, Son & DickAfter 1922Before 1927Apprenticefor 18 months only
Item 2 of 2Burnet, Son & Dickc. 1927 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 2 of 3John Watson5 December 1927for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Brown Whitie5 December 1927for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 1RIBA1946The RIBA Kalendar 1946-1947 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 A no4149 (box 7)