Matthew, Robert

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Name
Matthew, Robert Gender: M
Matthew, Robert Hogg
born on 12 December 1906 at 07:45 (= 07:45 AM )
Place Edinburgh, Scotland, 55n57, 3w13
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°23' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 08°40'



Biography

Scottish architect and professor, the first professor of Architecture at Edinburgh University, serving from 1953-68.

The son of John Fraser Matthew (1875-1955), a well-respected Scottish architect, he received his training at the Edinburgh College of Art and apprenticed with Lorimer & Matthew, his father’s firm. In 1937, he went to work for the Department of Health for Scotland where he became Chief Architect and Planning Officer. During the post-World War II reconstruction period from 1946-52, he was architect to the London County Council, and due to his confidence, ability as a team player and his architectural abilities, he became very well respected.

In 1953, he opened his private practice and got his first commission, Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh. The success of his commission for New Zealand House, Haymarket, London led directly to the establishment of "Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshal," a partnership he formed in 1956 with Stirrat Johnson-Marshall.

Matthew was married and had three children. In 1962, he was knighted.

He died on 6/21/1975, Keith Marischal Humble, Scotland.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Job 1953 (Prof. of Architecture, 15 years)
  • Work : New Career 1937 (Architect for Dept. of Health)
  • Work : New Job 1946 (London County Council)
  • Work : Start Business 1953 (Started architectural firm)
  • Work : New Job 1956 (Went into partnership)
  • Work : Prize 1962 (Knighted)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 June 1975 at 12:00 noon in Keith Marischal Humble, Scotla (Age 68)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes B.C. on file

Categories

  • Notable : Awards : Knighted
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Noted)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)