Basic Biographical Details

Name: Robert Brodie
Designation: Architect
Born: 1892
Bio Notes: Robert Brodie was born in Cathcart in 1892, the son of James M Brodie. He was educated at Allan Glen's School, the Royal Technical College, and Glasgow School of Art. He served his articles initally with A Lindsay Miller & Son from July 1907 but transferred to Alexander Nisbet Paterson's office in October 1910 to complete them. From September 1913 he was an assistant in the office of Watson & Salmond in Glasgow but was called up at the outbreak of war and served for year year 'in the ranks' before obtaining a commission and becoming a Lieutenant with the Royal Engineers. In May 1919 he returned to Watson & Salmond's office. He was admitted ARIBA June 1920 under the war exemption scheme, proposed by John Watson, John Keppie and David Salmond. In 1924 he married Jean Ferguson Forrest.

Brodie worked as a lecturer in Glasgow School of Architecture from 1927 until 1935 when he was appointed assistant manager of the Architecture and Building Department, Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society (SCWS).

In 1970 he was a partner in the practice Brodie & Hawthorn but was probably operating this from his home address. George Thorby Nelson Hawthorn had studied at Glasgow School of Art and was elected ARIBA in 1958. In 1970 he was a partner in Brodie & Hawthorn but his address is given in the 1964-65 Kalendar as being in Belfast.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 366, Castle Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1920 *  
Item 2 of 3158, King's Park Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivatec. 1930 *  
Item 3 of 3289, Kenmore Street, Pollokshields, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivate1938 *After 1970(?)And after

* earliest date known from documented sources.

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 4A Lindsay Miller & SonJuly 1907 Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Alexander Nisbet PatersonOctober 1910 Apprentice 
Item 3 of 4Watson & SalmondSeptember 19131914Assistant 
Item 4 of 4Watson, Salmond & Gray1919 Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John KeppieJune 1920For Associateship
Item 2 of 3David SalmondJune 1920For Associateship
Item 3 of 3John WatsonJune 1920For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3Scottish Biographies1938  E J Thurston (pub.) 

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 A 2940 (microfilm reel 24)