Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Gilbert Alexander Andrew Irvine
Designation: Architect
Born: 1868
Died: 1954
Bio Notes: George Gilbert Alexander Andrew Irvine was born in 1868, the son of James Thomas Irvine, originally from Yell, Shetland and his second wife Margaret (or Elizabeth?) Pugh from Ludlow. James Thomas Irvine was one of George Gilbert Scottís clerk of works and his sonís early years were spent wherever work took them in Bath, Tochester and Lichfield St Michael. In 1884 the Irvine family moved to Peterborough where George was articled to his father from 1885 to 1890. Thereafter he was an assistant with Somers Clarke and John Thomas Micklethwaite for four years, subsequently widening his experience in the LCC Architects Department and with James Rawson Carroll in Dublin. He passed the qualifying exam in 1894 and was admitted ARIBA on 2 December 1895, his proposers being Arthur Cates, Thomas Blashill, and Henry Hall. At that date his address was 13 Bedford Gardens, Camden Hill.

Irvine married in Essex in 1899.

Subsequently he commenced practice in Aberdeen where he may have had family connections and where by 1905 he had taken up a post as Lecturer in history of architecture at Robert Gordon's College, but had moved to Union Street, Edinburgh, by 1910. On 11 January 1911 he emigrated Calgary, Canada ( the ship was bound for Halifax), but returned to England after the First World War, evidently in some difficulty as he allowed his membership of the RIBA to lapse in 1922. In 1932 he was at 20 Rising Brook, Stafford.

He died in 1954 in Surrey.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 8Mount Pleasant, Lichfield St Michael, Staffordshire, ScotlandPrivate1881  
Item 2 of 813, Bedford Gardens, Camden Hill, London, EnglandPrivate/business1895 *  
Item 3 of 847, Hamilton Place, Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate1901  
Item 4 of 8Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1905  
Item 5 of 8231A, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness1909  
Item 6 of 8Union Street, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1910  
Item 7 of 8Calgary, CanadaPrivatec. 1910  
Item 8 of 820, Rising Brook, Stafford, Staffordshire, EnglandPrivate(?)1932 *  

* 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 4James Thomas Irvine18851890Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4Clarke & Micklethwaite1890c. 1894Assistant 
Item 3 of 4London County Council Architects' Department (LCC Architects' Department)18941894 or 1895Assistant 
Item 4 of 4James Rawson Carroll18951895Assistant(?) 

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 1(Captain) Douglas Stuart McMillan19051910  


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Thomas Blashill2 December 1895for Associateship
Item 2 of 3Arthur Cates2 December 1895for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Henry Hall2 December 1895for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1William Campbell Davidson1910for Licentiateship

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 5c. 1906House, Rubislaw Den  AberdeenScotland 
Item 2 of 5190997-103 Union Street  AberdeenScotland 
Item 3 of 51909Church Hall in connection with St Margaretís Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 4 of 51909House, Deeside  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 5 of 51910Clergy House, St Margaret of Scotland's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 1British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   

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 A v13 p54 (microfiche 60/D6)