Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Malcolm McClure Anderson
Designation: Architect
Born: 18 July 1913
Died: 22 August 1990
Bio Notes: John Malcolm McClure Anderson was born on 18 July 1913, the son of the architect Henry McClure Anderson (born c.1877) who was practising in China by the mid-1920s and his wife Margaret Pretty Ross. He studied full-time at Edinburgh College of Art from October 1931 until 1937, with the exception of the period from August 1934 to August 1935 when he sought practical experience in an unspecified office. He travelled in Denmark and Sweden in July 1936. After obtaining his diploma on 17 June 1937 he spent some time studying in Paris before returning to Edinburgh to join Rowand Anderson, Paul & Partners as assistant. He was still in that office when he was admitted ARIBA on 4 April 1938, his proposers being Arthur Forman Balfour Paul, Henry McClure Anderson and Thomas Craigie Marwick.

Anderson's RIBA membership was terminated in November 1978 after he ceased to pay the subscription fees. He had latterly been working at the Scottish Special Housing Association in Edinburgh.

Anderson died on 22 August 1990, survived by his wife Jane Elizabeth Dingwall and at least one son who lived in Bristol.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 323, Baberton Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1990 
Item 2 of 37, Rillbank Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1938 *  
Item 3 of 32, Craighouse Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate/business(?)1950 *  

* 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 2Rowand Anderson, Paul & PartnersFebruary 1938 * Assistant 
Item 2 of 2Scottish Special Housing Association (SSHA)Before 1978   

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Henry McClure Anderson4 April 1938for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Craigie Marwick4 April 1938for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Arthur Forman Balfour Paul4 April 1938for Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

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 no6685 (combined box 154)