Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Morton Angus Mackenzie |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||2 December 1913 |
|Died: ||1964 |
|Bio Notes: ||Morton Angus Mackenzie was born in Glasgow on 2 December 1913 but his training and career took place outside Scotland. He attended the Northern Polytechnic School of Architecture in London as a day student from September 1931 to September 1934, continuing as an evening student for a further year whilst working in the office of Marshall & Tweedy. In September 1935 he joined Clifford Strange of 31 Upper Montagu Street as assistant, and in September 1936 moved to the office of Gunton & Gunton. Whilst there, he worked on the Chase National Bank and other City offices as well as large blocks of flats, and spent some time in the firm's Liverpool office working on the new Exchange Buildings in that city. He left London 'for domestic reasons' in January 1938, finding employment in the office of Robert George Roberts, Newcastle City Architect. |
Mackenzie was commissioned in the Durham Light Infantry TA and was called up for active war service in August 1939. He was invalided out in September 1940, and the following month returned to Roberts's office. In June 1942 he was seconded to the Ministry of Works as architect and technical assistant to the Emergency Works and Recovery Office in Newcastle. He was still in that post when he was admitted LRIBA on 14 November 1944, his proposers being Roberts, Ralph Henry Morton and William Henry Gunton. Gunton wrote in his supporting statement: 'He proved himself a capable assistant, a neat & careful draughtsman and was developing very well when he had to leave to go North.'
Mackenzie's activities over the following few years are not known, but he succeeded to the practice of J H Morton & Son in 1949, taking over from Ralph Henry Morton.
Mackenzie died in South Shields aged 50 in 1964, his death being registered between July and September of that year.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|78, Holly Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne, England||Private||1944 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|England and Wales||Births, marriages and deaths|| || |
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no5655 (combined box 93)|