Basic Biographical Details

Name: David Maxtone Craig
Designation: Architect
Born: 13 December 1909
Died: 11 April 1997
Bio Notes: David Maxtone Craig was born on 13 December 1909, the son of William Malcolm Craig, and his wife Maggie Ann Middleton. He was articled to Heiton & McKay of Perth from September 1924, attending classes at Dundee College of Art. He was appointed junior draughtsman to Rowand Anderson & Paul in Edinburgh in 1929 and continued his studies at Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt College. In 1931 he secured an appointment as draughtsman in the practice of Maclennan & Cunningham, and the following year he transferred to that of Kininmonth & Spence. He remained in the same practice after its merger with Anderson's in 1934, following which it was known as Rowand Anderson, Paul & Partners.

He obtained his diploma in December 1936 and was admitted ARIBA on 8 March 1937, his proposers being Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and John Begg. At that time he was still employed in the Anderson firm, and was living at 16 Hartington Gardens, Edinburgh.

Craig died on 11 April 1997 at the Royal Infirmary in Perth. He was survived by his wife, Beatrice Forrest, a retired solicitor.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Bankhead, Boweswell Road, Perth, Perthshire, ScotlandPrivate 1997 
Item 2 of 216, Hartington Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1937 *  

* 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 5Heiton & McKaySeptember 19241929Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Rowand Anderson & Paul19291931Junior Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 5Maclennan & Cunningham19311932Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 5Kininmonth & Spence19321934Draughtsman 
Item 5 of 5Rowand Anderson, Paul & Partners1934After 1937Chief Draughtsman 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Begg8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan8 March 1937for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Forman Balfour Paul8 March 1937for Associateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no6316 (combined box 132)