Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alan John Carruthers |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||10 August 1915 |
|Died: || |
|Bio Notes: ||Alan John Carruthers was born on 10 August 1915 and studied part-time at Glasgow School of Architecture from 1933 whilst first serving an apprenticeship to Jack Antonio Coia, sole partner of Gillespie Kidd & Coia, and then working as junior assistant to Sir John Burnet, Tait & Lorne. He undertook war service in France, Belgium and Burma, and resumed his training at Glasgow School of Architecture after the war. |
He was admitted ARIBA in 1949 and emigrated in the same year, making a study tour of Southern Africa before settling in Bulaweyo, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) as assistant architect in the practice of W E Alexander. He was taken into partnership in the firm of MacGillivray & Son of Umtali in 1950, leaving three years later to commence independent practice in the same town.
Carruthers later moved to Sydney. He was elevated to FRIBA on 6 February 1962. In 1970 he was Liasion Architect with the Australian Broadcasting Commission.
He resigned his RIBA membership in January 1977, by which time he had retired and was living in Queenscliff, New South Wales.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|20, Cathkin Road, Glasgow, Scotland||Private||c. 1948|| || |
|22 Cecil Chambers, Main Street, Umtali||Private/business(?)||1961 *|| || |
|Sydney, Australia||Business||After 1961||Before 1977|| |
|130, Main Street, Umtali, Southern Rhodesia||Private||1962 *|| || |
|Queenscliff, New South Wales, Australia||Private||1977 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following books contain references to this architect:|
|RIBA||1948||The RIBA Kalendar 1948-1949|| ||London: Royal Institute of British Architects|| |
|RIBA||1970||RIBA Directory 1970|| || || |
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||A no9969; F no5551 (combined box 86)|