Steevens, Arthur Ewart, 1906-1973, architect and builder

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Steevens, Arthur Ewart, 1906-1973, architect and builder

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1906 - 1973


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.

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