Full name: Percy Erskine Nobbs
Born: August 11, 1875 in Haddington, East Lothian, Great Britain
Died: November 5, 1964 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: McGill University, Montréal (CAN)
Born in Scotland, Percy Nobbs graduated from Edinburgh University in 1899, studying as an architect. In 1900 he passed the Royal Institute of British Architects examinations, and that year also won the Tite Prize for the design of an isolated clock tower. Thus began a renowned career as an architect. In 1903, he was recruited to serve as head of the School of Architecture at McGill University, and moved to Canada to fill that post until 1909. He then resigned formed a partnership with George Taylor Hyde, working with him until Hyde’s death in 1944. He served in World War I, both domestically and at the Front, attaining the rank of Major. Between the two wars, Nobbs earned many honors. He was elected an Academician of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1920, and in 1924 became President of the Québec Association of Architects. In 1928 he was named President of the Town Planning Institute of Canada, and in 1929 he was elected to the Royal Society of Arts and also became President of the Royal Architectural Institute in Canada.
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