Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Foulkes Davies
Designation: Architect
Bio Notes: Edward Foulkes Davies was born and brought up in Wales. He studied at Liverpool University for five years from October 1922, graduating B.Arch and passing the professional practice exam in July 1927. He then spent brief periods in the office of York & Sawyer of New York and Edwards & Silcock of Flint and Manchester before being appointed assistant lecturer and demonstrator in Architecture at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen in February 1928. He was admitted ARIBA later that year, his proposers being Charles Herbert Reilly, Patrick Abercromby and Robert Gordon Wilson Junior. His nomination papers state that he had travelled in the USA, Canada, France and Switzerland. His Aberdeen address was Amatola, Great Western Road, Aberdeen, until at least 1939.

Following the resignation of Robert Leslie Rollo in 1937 he was appointed Principal Teacher of Architecture from 1 September 1937. Subsequently he became Head of the School of Architecture, renamed the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture in 1956. He stepped down from this post in controversial circumstances in 1965, staying on as Senior Lecturer until his retirement in 1967. In the RIBA directory of 1970 his address was still given as the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture.


'Some recent architecture in Aberdeen' in RIAS Quarterly May 1948.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Quarry Farm, Flint, Flintshire, WalesPrivateSeptember 1928 *  
Item 2 of 3The Orchards, Flint, Flintshire, WalesPrivateBefore 1928  
Item 3 of 3Amatola, Great Western Road, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1930 or 1931 *1939 or after 1940 

* 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 2Edwards & SilcockAfter 1927Before 1928Assistant 
Item 2 of 2York & SawyerAfter 1927Before 1928Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3(Sir) Leslie Patrick Abercrombie (or Patrick Abercrombie)1928For Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Sir) Charles Herbert Reilly1928For Associateship
Item 3 of 3Robert Gordon Wilson (junior)1928For Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 7Duncan Shearer Bremner8 December 1959For Associateship
Item 2 of 7George Flett (junior)12 February 1946For Associateship
Item 3 of 7William McAndrew9 October 1956For Licentiateship
Item 4 of 7James Rattray Riddell10 April 1956For Fellowship
Item 5 of 7David John Alexander Ross1 April 1952for Fellowship
Item 6 of 7William Wyllie Clark Shewan3 April 1951For Fellowship
Item 7 of 7Frank Sproson10 December 1950For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no 4240 (box 9)