Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edwin Turnbull
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 September 1906
Died: 3 January 1986
Bio Notes: Edwin Turnbull was born on 13 September 1906 and was articled to John Alexander McWilliam in October 1923, attending classes at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. After completing his apprenticeship he remained for a further two years as assistant before transferring to H M Office of Works in the same city in November 1929. He was still there when he was admitted ARIBA in late 1931 or early 1932, his proposers being John Begg, John Jerdan and Charles Denny Carus-Wilson. His travels prior to that date had included study tours to Somerset, Norfolk, Northampton and around Scotland.

He died on 3 January 1986.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 117, Murieston Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1931 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3John Alexander McWilliamOctober 1923October 1927Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3John Alexander McWilliamNovember 1927November 1929Assistant 
Item 3 of 3H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)November 1929After 1931AssistantIn Edinburgh office


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John BeggLate 1931 or early 1932for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Charles Denny Carus-WilsonLate 1931 or early 1932for Associateship
Item 3 of 3John JerdanLate 1931 or early 1932for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no4808 (combined box 37)