Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Martin Steven
Born: 23 November 1913
Died: September 2002
Bio Notes: David Martin Steven was born on 23 November 1913. He was articled to Alexander Alan Foote from 1930-1935 while at the same taking the part-time course at the School of Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot Watt College.

At the completion of his articles in 1935 he joined Roxburgh County Council as an assistant. In 1937 he moved to a permanent post with East Lothian County Council, also as architectural assistant. During the war years he was on the Technical Staff of the Royal Engineers, Directorate of Works. After the cease of hostilities he took a post as senior technical civil servant in the design branch of the Directory of Building Components in the Ministry of Works. In this post he was technical representative on the following Committees: BSI Domestic Heating Standards, Appliances Standards, the Central Housing Advisory Committee, the Domestic Equipment and the Inter-Departmental Committee on the use of building materials.

He was elected LRIBA in 1948. Robert Hogg Matthew was his sole proposer.

Steven died in Haywards Heath in September 2002.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this :
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Hardwick House, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, WalesPrivate1948 *  
Item 2 of 2MOW/6, Hyde Park Gardens, London, EnglandBusiness1948 *  

* 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 4Alexander Allan Foote19301935Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Roxburghshire County Architect's Department19351937Assistant 
Item 3 of 4East Lothian County Architect's Department19371939AssistantOn the permanent staff
Item 4 of 4H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)1946 Senior Assistant 


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 L no 6296 (Combined Box 131)