Basic Biographical Details

Name: Larmont Douglas Penman (junior)
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 February 1918
Died: July 2000
Bio Notes: Larmont Douglas Penman junior was the son of Larmont Douglas Penman, architect. He studied for the diploma course at Glasgow School of Art and the Royal Technical College spending four years taking day classes and one year of evening classes. He sat his fanal exam at Glasgow School of Art in 1940. Between sessions he worked in the office of J & J A Carrick in Ayr. He was elected ARIBA in 1942, his proposers being William James Smith, Jack Coia and Alexander Wright.

After the completion of his training he took a post as plant draughtsman with the Scottish Stamping and Engraving Company in Ayr. He was still there at the time of his election to the RIBA.

By the early 1950s he had moved to Somerset to work with Messrs Petter, Warren & Roydon Cooper. He later moved to work in the practice of Messrs S N Cooke & Partners in Birmingham and in 1979 to Biddenham in Bedfordshire. In 1987 his address was in Bristol. He died in Somerset. His death was registered in July 2000.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 68, Rosebank Crescent, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandBusinessc. 1942  
Item 2 of 640, Bellvale Avenue, Ayr, Ayrshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 1942 moved here from Rosevale Crescent.
Item 3 of 6The Old Oxford Inn, West Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, EnglandBusinessc. 1954  
Item 4 of 634, Harborne Road, Birmingham, EnglandBusinessc. 1964  
Item 5 of 67, Elgar Close, Biddenham, Bedfordshire, EnglandBusiness1979 *  
Item 6 of 629, Rodney Road, Saltford, Bristol, EnglandPrivateBefore 1987(?)After 1994(?) 

* 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 1J & J A Carrick19351939Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Jack Antonio Coia9 September 1942for Associateship
Item 2 of 3(Professor) William James Smith9 September 1942for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Alexander Wright9 September 1942for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1954RIBA Kalendar 1953-54   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1963-64   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1987RIBA Directory of Members 1987   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no8155 (combined box 205)