Basic Biographical Details

Name: Edward Stanley Carden
Designation: Architect
Born: 28 February 1911
Died: 23 November 1970
Bio Notes: Edward Stanley Carden was born on 28 February 1911, the son of James George Carden, engineer and his wife Olive Jelly. He was articled to Stewart Tough & Alexander in Greenock from 1925 and continued with the firm as assistant after Douglas Lindsay Crawford became senior partner. At the same time he took classes at Greenock Technical School and evenng classes at the Royal Technical College in Glasgow.

In 1936 he moved to a post as assistant with Archibald Hamilton whose practised in the firm Oliphant Hamilton in Glassford Street, Glasgow. The following year, 1937, he moved to the Architects' Department of the Scottish Wholesale Co-operative Society, the chief architect at this time being Walter Underwood.

From October 1940 until October 1944 he served with MR 97 (Motor Rifles?). After he was demobilised he returned to the SCWS as architectural assistant in charge of a group of staff. From then until his election to membership of the RIBA he worked under Kenneth Finlayson Masson, chief architect at SCWS. He was elected LRIBA in 1951, his proposers being Walter Underwood, Frederick Robert Wylie and George Ferfuson Smellie Shanks.

He would seem to have remained working for the SCWS.

He died at his home in Paisley Road West on 23 November 1970, survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth Barnes.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 12326, Paisley Road West, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1955 *After 1970 

* 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 4Stewart, Tough & Alexander8 September 192529 September 1934Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Archibald Oliphant Hamilton19 February 19361937Assistant 
Item 3 of 4Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)3 August 193720 October 1940Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society (SCWS) Architectural Department (CWS Ltd Architecture & Design)25 October 1944After 1951Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3George Ferguson Smellie Shanks11 December 1951For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Walter Underwood11 December 1951For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Frederick Robert Wylie11 December 1951For Licentiateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 4RIBA1955Kalendar 1954-1955   
Item 2 of 4RIBA1960The RIBA Kalendar 1959-19601959-1960  
Item 3 of 4RIBA1964The RIBA Kalendar 1964-65   
Item 4 of 4RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   

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 PapersL6492 (Box 142)For Licentiateship