Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Grant
Designation: Architect
Born: 8 October 1878
Bio Notes: Andrew Grant was born on 8 October 1878 and articled to John Robertson from 1893 to 1898, attending classes at Inverness Technical School. In 1898 he moved to D & J R MacMillan in Aberdeen, taking classes at Gray's School of Art and in 1899 to the office of James Garvie of Gourock which enabled him to study at Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College under Gourlay and McGibbon. In 1903 he moved again to South Shields to work for Joseph Hall Morton, returning to the Glasgow area in 1905 to work for Alexander McGregor Mitchell in Coatbridge, perhaps to study under Bourdon. In 1907 he emigrated to Toronto to work first for Darling & Pearson 1907-08 and then for George M Miller. In 1910 he returned to the Tyneside area to work for E Grantney (or Gatney?) of Wallsend before returning to Canada to rejoin Miller in the same year. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, his proposers being Joseph Hall Morton of South Shields and Andrew Sharp of Toronto and Andrew Rollo of London, both fellow students at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 236, Charles Street West, Toronto, CanadaPrivate(?)1911 *  
Item 2 of 259, Yonge Street, Toronto, CanadaBusiness(?)1911 * This is probably the address of George M Miller's practice

* 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 9John Robertson18931898Apprentice 
Item 2 of 9D & J R McMillan18981899Assistant 
Item 3 of 9John Garvie18991903Assistant 
Item 4 of 9Joseph Hall Morton19031905Assistant 
Item 5 of 9Alexander McGregor Mitchell (junior)19051907Assistant 
Item 6 of 9Darling & Pearson19071908Assistant 
Item 7 of 9George M Miller19081909AssistantReturned as assistant 1911
Item 8 of 9Edward Cratney19101910Assistant 
Item 9 of 9George M Miller1910After 1911Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Joseph Hall Morton20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Andrew Rollo20 July 1911for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3Andrew Sharp20 July 1911for Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v17 no1299