Basic Biographical Details

Name: Leonard Lloyd-Smith
Designation: Architect
Born: 7 December 1924
Bio Notes: Leonard Lloyd-Smith was born on 12 July 1924. From 1941-49 he took the full time course at Nottingham School of Architecture. His studies were interrupted by war service during which he served with the RAF from 1944-47 spending two years in the Middle East (Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus Cyrenaica, Malta and also in France.

After completing the course at Nottingham he took a post as assistant in the practice of Cecil Howitt & Partners in Nottingham where he worked on schools, industrial buildings, licensed premises, housing and farm buildings. Lloyd-Smith was elected ARIBA 27 November 1949, proposed by Thomas Cecil Howitt and two others (indecipherable). In 1954 he moved to Scotland as senior assistant with Carr & Howard (latterly Carr & Matthew) in Edinburgh where he was in charge of Phase II of the Kirkcaldy Town Hall project as well as housing there. He moved to Gordon & Dey toward the end of this period again as senior assistant and worked on schools.

In 1957 he was invited by Thomas Cecil Howitt to open a new office in Leicester. The practice by this date had become T Cecil Howitt & Partners. (Howitt would seem to have retired about this date). Lloyd-Smith was promoted to partner in 1963. He was elected FRIBA on 17 July 1968, proposed by Frederick William James, Frederick Ernest Woolley and Philip Gerrard. As partner he had full responsibility for a wide variety of work including industrial and commercial buildings (licensed premises), canteens, offices and shops, individual houses, furniture and furnishings and interior decoration.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Findhorn/95, Charles Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire, EnglandPrivate1949 *  
Item 2 of 3St Andrews House, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, EnglandBusiness1949 *  
Item 3 of 312, Ashfield Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, EnglandPrivate1968 *  

* 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 4Thomas Cecil Howitt19491954Assistant 
Item 2 of 4Carr & Howard1954 Senior Assistant 
Item 3 of 4T Cecil Howitt & Partners19571962Senior AssistantIn charge of the Leicester office
Item 4 of 4Gordon & Deyc. 1957 Senior Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 1After 1954Kirkcaldy Town HallKirkcaldy FifeScotlandAs senior assistant in charge of Phase II of the development


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 11131; F no 6234 (Combined Box 127)