Basic Biographical Details

Name: Maurice Joseph Brown
Born: 4 January 1916
Died: 28 February 1999
Bio Notes: Maurice Joseph Brown was born on 4 January 1916, the son of Esmond Brown, veterinary surgeon and his wife Edith Nora Grady, governess; it is not clear whether he was Scottish. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art from October 1932, spending the years 1935 and 1936 in various offices, mainly that of Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie of London. He was awarded the Andrew Grant Bequest which enabled him to spend one month of each of the years 1934, 1937 and 1938 travelling in England and France. He obtained his diploma in June 1938 and was admitted ARIBA on3 April 1939, his proposers being Frank Charles Mears, James Macgregor and William Begg Simpson. His nomination papers give his business address as Edinburgh College of Art but a private address of 12 Springfield Place, Bath.

By 1954 he had moved to London where he remained until at least 1970. In 1959 Brown was Institute Medallist. In 1979 he is listed as working for the Department of Town Planning, University College, London. By 1990 he had moved, presumably in retirement, to North Berwick where he remained until at least 1996. He had moved to Gullane by the time of his death on 28 February 1999 in the vascular operating theatre at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He was survived by his wife Jean Fullarton Hogg, a retired landscape architect. He was described as a retired senior lecturer at the time of his death.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 529, Muirfield House, Gullane, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivate 1999 
Item 2 of 512, Springfield Place, Bath, Somerset, EnglandPrivate1939 *  
Item 3 of 5Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness1939 *  
Item 4 of 54, Eastville Avenue, London, EnglandPrivatec. 1954After 1970 
Item 5 of 51, Springfield Crescent, Fidra Road , North Berwick, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1990After 1996 

* 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 1Wimperis, Simpson & Guthrie19351936Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3James Macgregor3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears3 April 1939for Associateship
Item 3 of 3William Begg Simpson3 April 1939for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this :
Item 1 of 6RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 3 of 6RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 4 of 6RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 5 of 6RIBA1990RIBA Directory of Members   
Item 6 of 6RIBA1996Directory of Members 1996   

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 no7161 (combined box 177)