Collection K/PP250 - STEEVENS, Arthur Ewart (1906-1973)

Key Information

Reference code



STEEVENS, Arthur Ewart (1906-1973)


  • 1925 - 1930 (Creation)

Level of description



1 standard box and 3 outsize boxes

Scope and content

Plans, photographs and promotional literature, 1925-1930, relating to Steevens' work as Clerk of Works, Bush House West Wing (later renamed North West Wing) extension, 1927-1928.

General Information

Name of creator

(1906 - 1973)

Biographical history

Born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, son of builder William Steevens, 1906; educated at Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, 1917-1923; Regent Street Polytechnic School of Architecture, 1923-1926; awarded Intermediate Certificates of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 1926; qualified for membership of the Royal Institute of Sanitary Engineers (later the Royal Society of Health), 1927; studied town planning; assistant, Works Department, Bush House Ltd, and draughtsman for US architectural firm Helme Corbett & Harrison, c 1927; Clerk of Works and Department Manager, Bush House West Wing extension, 1927-1928; senior assistant, Department of Overseas Trade, c 1929; assistant, London County Council Construction Department (Hospitals), c 1930; Clerk of Works for underpinning work on the Press Association building, Fleet Street, c 1931; elected Associate Architect, Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, 1931; became a partner in his family’s building business, W A Steevens & Son Ltd, High Wycombe, 1931; as Steevens & Partners Ltd worked on Ministry of Defence contracts on aerodromes, factories and power supply lines, World War Two; leader, Wycombe Group of Builders for bomb-damage repair work in Hayes and Lewisham; Steevens & Partners Ltd resumed peace-time building and renovation work, postwar; retired, 1969; Chairman, Building and Environment Group, Royal Society of Health, c 1970; died, 1973.

Archival history

Placed in the Archives by the Steevens family

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description and detailed catalogue

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Biographical information supplied by the Steevens family.

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


Archivist's note

Biographical information supplied by the family.

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