Basic Biographical Details
|Name: ||Alexander Shepherd Brodie |
|Designation: ||Architect |
|Born: ||1890 |
|Died: ||21 December 1935 |
|Bio Notes: ||Alexander Shepherd Brodie was born in 1890 and apprenticed to Henry & Maclennan of Edinburgh from 1905 to 1910. He studied at Edinburgh School of Art and Heriot-Watt College, where he later taught the fourth-year Building Construction class for three years. |
In 1920 he became assistant draughtsman to Ernest Arthur Oliphant Auldjo Jamieson, who had inherited the Sydney Mitchell & Wilson practice with his partner James Alexander Arnott in late 1910 or early 1911. Brodie remained with Jamieson & Arnott until February 1923 when he began 17 months' employment as evening assistant in the office of Alexander Allan Foote, who described him as a 'very good man, but a little difficult to get on with'. Foote claimed that Brodie had worked in H M Office of Works prior to joining him, which may account for the 'lost years' of 1910 to 1920 during which Brodie's movements are otherwise unknown.
It was probably on leaving Foote that Brodie joined James Bow Dunn, staying with him for several years and assisting him on his winning scheme for George Watson's College. He returned to Jamieson & Arnott in May 1930 as head draughtsman, and was admitted LRIBA on 10 October 1930, his proposers being Jamieson, Arnott and Thomas Forbes Maclennan. Up to that date his travels appear to have been confined to Scotland and England.
Brodie died on 21 December 1935. He was not married.
Private and Business Addresses
|The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:|
| ||Address||Type||Date from||Date to||Notes|
|4, Marchmont Crescent, Edinburgh, Scotland||Private||1930 or 1931 *|| || |
* earliest date known from documented sources.
Employment and Training
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 started||Building name||Town, district or village||Island||City or county||Country||Notes|
|1928||George Watson's College|| || ||Edinburgh||Scotland||As employee of James Bow Dunn|
|The following archives hold material relating to this architect:|
| ||Source||Archive Name||Source Catalogue No.||Notes|
|H M Register House||Death Register|| || |
|National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMS||Alex Allan Foote & Son Collection|| ||AAF 1930/7/1/1/|
|RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum||RIBA Nomination Papers|| ||L no3343 (box 9)|