Basic Biographical Details

Name: Catherine Mary Helen Henderson (Mrs Lambert)
Born: 8 January 1915
Died: 2001
Bio Notes: Catherine Mary Helen Henderson was born on 8 January 1915 and studied at Glasgow School of Architecture from September 1932. She spent the first, second and third years of her training attending day classes and seeking experience in architects' offices during holidays, and was employed as an assistant in the office of Andrew Graham Henderson in the third and fourth years whilst attending evening classes. She passed the qualifying exam on 15 June 1938 and was admitted ARIBA on 9 January 1939, her proposers being Andrew Graham Henderson, Thomas Harold Hughes and William James Smith. By that time she had found employment in H M Office of Works, London. Andrew Graham Henderson was probably a relative but does not appear to have been her father, as his supporting statement on her RIBA nomination papers claims that he had only known her since 1933.

Catherine married Stanley Charles Gambrell Lambert, who was also an architect, in 1940 in Chichester. She died in East Sussex in early 2001, her death being recorded in February of that year. Her husband had predeceased her in 1990.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 15, Cleveland Square, London, EnglandPrivate1938 *  

* 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 2Andrew Graham Henderson19351937Assistant 
Item 2 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)Late 1938 * AssistantIn London office (Great Westminster House, Horseferry Road)

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Andrew Graham Henderson9 January 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Harold Hughes9 January 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Professor) William James Smith9 January 1939for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this :
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7014 (combined box 170)