Basic Biographical Details

Name: Eric Kingdon Rowe
Designation: Architect
Born: September 1888
Bio Notes: Eric Kingdon Rowe was born in Hampstead in London in September 1888. In 1905 he was articled to H Leon Cubache but after two years this was terminated and he spent the remaining three years with Sir John James Burnet in Glasgow. During this period he attended classes at Glasgow School of Art. During the session 1910-11 he appears to have spent some time attending classes at the Architectural Association and at some point also at Southend Technical College. In the latter year he took a post as assistant in Oregon in the United States. Between 1912 and 1915 he travelled in the United States and Canada and spent some time as an assistant architect to the school trustees in Vancouver.

From 1916-19 he served with HM Forces. After the war he returned to the United Kingdom and settled in London. There is no record of his death in England suggesting he returned to work abrad in his later years and died there.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 1Craigs Court House, Craigs Court/25, Whitehall Street, London, EnglandBusinessc. 1938  

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 1(Sir) John James Burnet19071910Apprentice 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Frank Matcham24 November 1935For Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Smith Tait24 November 1935For Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3William Ernest Watson24 November 1935For Licentiateship


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 L no 4517 (Combined Box 19)