Basic Biographical Details

Name: Archibald Craig
Designation: Architect
Died: 10 June 1987
Bio Notes: Archibald Craig was was articled from December 1917 with an unspecified firm of architects and surveyors whilst taking classes in architectural subjects at Heriot College and embarked on the Diploma Course at Edinburgh College of Art from October the following year. He 'terminated' his apprenticeship in 1921. During his time at the College of Art he was awarded various scholarships and travelling bursaries. He sat the qualifying exam and was admitted ARIBA on 28 March 1927, his proposers being James Inch Morrison, Thomas Forbes Maclennan and John Begg. At this time he was working as an assistant to James Inch Morrsion. In 1930 or 1931 his address was 17 Northfield Avenue, Edinburgh. He had moved to 17 Northfield Terrace by 1939 to 1940, though may be a missprint and it is actually the same address. He was elected FRIAS in 1949. No further details are yet known. It is possible that he was the unidenitified 'Craig' with whom Robert Blyth was briefly in partnership in 1928-1929.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 449, Durham Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness 1987 
Item 2 of 417, Northfield Avenue, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)c. 1923 *1939 or 1940RIBA Kalendar gives this as 1939/40 address. PO Directories say he moved about 1932-34 to 14 Northfield Terrace
Item 3 of 413, Murieston Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1927 *  
Item 4 of 414, Northfield Terrace, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1934After 1950PO Directories etc

* 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 1James Inch Morrison1926 * Assistant 

* 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 3John Begg28 March 1927For Associateship
Item 2 of 3Thomas Forbes Maclennan28 March 1927For Associateship
Item 3 of 3James Inch Morrison28 March 1927For Associateship


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1950The 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 2RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no 4052 (Box 6)