British architect and illustrator Roderick Eustace Enthoven was born in Seal, Kent, England on May 30, 1900. He studied at Clifton College and then at the Architectural Association School, London from 1919-1924. He became an Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1925 and later Fellow in 1932. In 1926, he began teaching at the Architectural Association School. That year, he also became a partner in Pakington, Enthoven and Gray. He remained in partnership with Humphrey Pakington until war broke out in 1939.