Basic Biographical Details

Name: Clement George
Designation: Architect
Born: 21 July 1879
Died: 23 February 1932
Bio Notes: Clement George was born on 21 July 1879, the son of Provost George of Macduff, a solicitor by profession, and was educated at Macduff Public School. He arrived in Aberdeen as a young man and served his apprenticeship with Alexander Marshall Mackenzie, attending Robert Gordon's College and Gray's School of Art from 1896-1899. He remained with the Mackenzies as assistant right up to 1907 (perhaps spending some time in the Mackenzies' London office as he and Mackenzie's son Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie became close friends) when he entered into partnership with George Sutherland. On Sutherland's death he carried on the practice on his own account until May 1931 when he became a partner in the firm of A Marshall Mackenzie Son & George. He was elected Fellow of the RIBA in 1925, was Fellow of the RIAS, and a President of the Aberdeen Society of Architects from 1927 to 1929.

George was a specialist in cinema design. He planned housing schemes at Aberdeen, Buckie, Macduff, Kintore and other towns in the north of Scotland. He was also responsible for work for the Northern Co-operative Society, shops in Aberdeen and planned many auction marts between Aberdeen and Dingwall.

George died suddenly on 23 February 1932, survived by his widow and daughter.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 55, Rosemount Terrace, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate18961899Address whilst attending Gray's.
Item 2 of 5Sirlowy, Cults, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 526, Crown Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1911After 1926 
Item 4 of 5The Homestead, Murtle, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandPrivate1929 *  
Item 5 of 537, Dee Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1929After 1930 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Employment and Training

Employers

The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 5Matthews & Mackenziec. 1894After 1899Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Alexander Marshall MackenzieAfter 18991902Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5A Marshall Mackenzie & Son19021907Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Sutherland & George1907May 1931Partner 
Item 5 of 5A Marshall Mackenzie Son & GeorgeMay 193123 February 1932Partner 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 3John FindlayOctober 1922May 1931Chief Assistant 
Item 2 of 3Haydn Albert Edward HalsteadAugust 19251928Apprentice 
Item 3 of 3Alexander Duncan19261930Apprentice 

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4Alexander Marshall Mackenzie20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 4RIBA Council2 November 1929for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4George Sutherland20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 4 of 4George Watt20 July 1911for Licentiateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Alexander BlackEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 6Alexander Buchanan GardnerEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 6George Angus MitchellLate 1930for Fellowship
Item 4 of 6George Bennett MitchellEarly 1931for Licentiateship
Item 5 of 6William James ReithLate 1930for Associateship
Item 6 of 6James Rattray RiddellLate 1930for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 44After 1906Douneside HouseTarland AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 2 of 44After 1907Anderson'sBallater AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 3 of 44After 1907Banchory Post OfficeBanchory Aberdeenshire/KincardineshireScotland 
Item 4 of 44After 1907Bannochie House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 5 of 44After 1907Insch Public SchoolInsch AberdeenshireScotlandAdditions
Item 6 of 44After 1907Macduff Public SchoolMacduff BanffshireScotlandAdditions
Item 7 of 44After 1907Yarrows HouseBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 8 of 441908Villa, 57 Rubislaw Den South  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 441909Duff House (proposed hotel scheme)  BanffshireScotlandSeemingly partner responsible
Item 10 of 441909Roller Skating Rink  AberdeenScotland 
Item 11 of 441909Villa, Queen's Road  AberdeenScotlandRear wing extension
Item 12 of 441910Bracoden Public SchoolBracoden BanffshireScotlandAdditions
Item 13 of 441910Infant SchoolGardenstown BanffshireScotland 
Item 14 of 441910Old Deer Public SchoolOld Deer AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 15 of 441912Portessie Hall for Rathven ChurchBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 16 of 441914La Scala Cinema  AberdeenScotland 
Item 17 of 441914Post officeBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 18 of 441916The Casino  AberdeenScotland 
Item 19 of 441918Columbus Offices Commercial Quay  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 441920The Picture HouseFraserburgh AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 21 of 44c. 1920Housing Scheme, BanffBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 22 of 44Before 1923Aberdeen Picture Playhouse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 44Before 1923Insurance offices, 220 Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 24 of 44Before 1923The Picture HouseBanff BanffshireScotland 
Item 25 of 44Before 1923Torry Picture HouseTorry AberdeenScotland 
Item 26 of 441925Bungalow for J Corbett, Whitehall Place  AberdeenScotland 
Item 27 of 441925Bungalow for W Ferrier, Anderson Drive  AberdeenScotland 
Item 28 of 441925Dunrobin, Rubislaw Den South  AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 441925James Shepherd and Son Warehouse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 30 of 441925Royal Bank of ScotlandKeith BanffshireScotland 
Item 31 of 441926Elgin Picture HouseElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 32 of 441926Torry Picture HouseTorry AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 33 of 441927Villa, Rubislaw Den North  AberdeenScotland 
Item 34 of 441928Braco Lodge  AberdeenScotland 
Item 35 of 441929Glenburn Lodge  AberdeenScotland 
Item 36 of 44Before 1929Royal Bank of Scotland  AberdeenScotland 
Item 37 of 44Before 1929Wales Street Picture House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 38 of 44Before 1932Auction MartDingwall Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 39 of 44Before 1932Housing scheme, Aberdeen  AberdeenScotland 
Item 40 of 44Before 1932Housing Scheme, BuckieBuckie BanffshireScotland 
Item 41 of 44Before 1932Housing scheme, KintoreKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 42 of 44Before 1932Housing Scheme, MacduffMacduff BanffshireScotland 
Item 43 of 44Before 1932Northern Co-operative Society Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 44 of 44Early 1932Capitol Cinema  AberdeenScotlandHistoric Scotland suggests that Marshall Mackenzie took over the job and the Clement George plans date from 1927 when it was first planned to rebuild the old Capitol. This is unlikely iin the face of what the Builder 10 July 1931 reports - see above.

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder4 March 1932  Obituary
Item 2 of 3RIAS Quarterly1932no39Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)pp85-86,Tribute by A G R Mackenzie
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal30 April 1932 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary p536

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Jim Fiddes
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1284; F no2729 (box 11)