Basic Biographical Details

Name: Henry Douglas Matthew
Designation: Architect
Born: 15 December 1918
Died: 15 January 1977
Bio Notes: Henry Douglas Matthew (known as Douglas) was born on 15 December 1918. He served his articles with Oldrieve Bell & Paterson from July 1936 to July 1939 while studying part-time and full-time at Edinburgh College of Art. His studies were interrupted by war service which he spent in the Middle East, Sicily, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

In 1948 he took a post as assistant with Dick Peddie McKay & Jamieson but later the same year he moved to a similar post with Alwyn Underdown in Eastbourne. He moved after a short time to become senior assistant with Tooley & Foster in London (later known as TFP Architects). He was invited to become a partner in 1951. His main work with this practice seesm to have been in the area of Local Authority Housing for Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council.

Matthew was elected FRIBA in July 1918, his proposers being R C Foster, Basil Spence and Harold Connolly.

Matthew died in Hampstead on 15 January 1977.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Midland Bank Chambers, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, EnglandBusiness1958  
Item 2 of 21, Park Hill, Harlow, Essex, EnglandPrivate1958 *  

* 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 5Oldrieve Bell & PatersonJuly 1936 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Dick Peddie, McKay & Jamieson1948 Assistant 
Item 3 of 5Alwyn Underdown1948(?) Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Tooley & Fosterc. 1949(?) Senior Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Tooley & Foster1951 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Harold Connolly8 July 1958For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3R C Foster8 July 1958For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Basil Urwin Spence8 July 1958For Fellowship


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 F no5343 (Combined Box 72)