Basic Biographical Details

Name: A Marshall Mackenzie & Son
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: 1902
Ended: 1960
Bio Notes: Alexander Marshall Mackenzie was born in Elgin on 1 January 1848, the son of Thomas Mackenzie, architect and his wife Helen Margaret McInnes. His middle name derived from his mother, who was a granddaughter of William Marshall, the Duke of Gordon's factor and a celebrated composer of reels and strathspeys. His father died in October 1854 when he was six. Educated at Elgin Academy, he was articled to James Matthew's Aberdeen office from 1863 to 1868, and remained there as assistant for a year. His elder brother Hugh being already settled in Edinburgh he then found a place in the office of David Bryce, living at 10 Forrest Street. During that period he studied drawing and painting with Robert Innes who had painted a portrait of his father in 1851, and exhibited a selection of his topographical views at the RSA in 1870. This was, perhaps, at least partly in preparation for a study tour of Italy and France undertaken in that year, after which he commenced practice in Elgin at the early age of twenty-two.

By 1877, Marshall Mackenzie had amply demonstrated his capacity to gain clients, and Marshall was persuaded to re-admit him as a partner, but in respect of Aberdeen and Elgin-based business only, Lawrie retaining his semi-independent position in Inverness where the practice continued under the name of Matthews and Lawrie. From 1883 onward Mackenzie undertook virtually all of the design work of the Aberdeen office, Matthews being pre-occupied with civic duties as provost, principally on Rosemount Viaduct and the Union Terrace improvements. When William Lawrie died in 1887 his chief assistant John Hinton Gall took over the practice in his own name only and Matthews eventually retired completely in 1893 at the age of seventy-three, leaving Mackenzie as sole partner.

Marshall Mackenzie's classical work varied greatly in quality, mainly because of cost factors, working in granite being expensive. According to Herbert Wigglesworth, then his apprentice, a second visit to Italy in or about 1883 inspired the Northern Assurance Building and the Gray's School of Art and Aberdeen Art Gallery buildings, the details of the former suggesting that he had looked as much at modern Italian architecture as at high Renaissance examples. In the latter he adopted a two colour treatment by introducing elements of pink Corrennie granite, apparently in deference to the use of sandstone and brick dressings in Simpson's Triple Kirk opposite, an experiment that was to extend to the neo-Georgian villas he built in the 1890s. Much of his classical work from the mid-1880s onward was in a rather flat pilastraded idiom that lent itself to machine cutting: only at the Parish Council and School Board offices, and at the Manx Bank did he have the budget to adopt a more three dimensional treatment.

Marshall Mackenzie's Gothic work was much more consistent in quality. From 1883 onwards beginning with Craigiebuckler, he paralleled Honeyman, Rowand Anderson and Blanc in the adaptation of mediaeval forms to a more liturgical form of Presbyterian worship. Both Craigiebuckler and Ruthrieston were English Gothic in detail, but thereafter he showed a marked preference for late Scots Gothic forms. This development stemmed from his restoration of Arbuthnott Church in 1889, but was also related to the Aberdeen Ecclesiological Society, originally initiated by the Rev James Cooper of St Nicholas East Church, William Kelly, later of Smith & Kelly, and his brother-in-law Charles Carmichael on Kelly's return from London and a continental study tour in 1885. Mackenzie was one of their founder members and his first new-build church in the Scots Gothic idiom was Powis, Aberdeen, 1895, its details drawn from Greyfriars Church, then under threat from the Marischal College extension scheme and which - against his own wishes - he was to be obliged to demolish.

Mackenzie was elected ARSA in 1893 although he had exhibited only once twenty-three years earlier, and admitted FRIBA on 30 November 1896 with the influential support of the London architects Alfred Waterhouse, Colonel Robert W Edis, and John McKean Brydon. These events were prompted by royal patronage, initially at the new church at Crathie in 1893 and again in 1895 when the Duke and Duchess of Fife (the Prince of Wales's daughter Princess Louise) commissioned the rebuilding of Mar Lodge. An honorary LLD followed in 1906, marking the final completion of the Marischal College extension scheme, formally opened by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to mark the Quater Centenary celebrations.

The completion of the Marischal College works brought the practice still greater national fame, but by then the practice had already opened a London office in 1903, a development directly related to Mackenzie's brother-in-law. Mackenzie had married the only daughter of Alexander Cooper of the Elgin legal firm Cooper & Wink, and a granddaughter of General George Duncan Robertson, head of the Clan Robertson. Her brother George Alexander Cooper (1856-1940), later Sir George 1st Baronet, had become an American property magnate. He had also married an heiress, Mary Smith of Evanston, Illinois, the niece of 'Chicago' Smith, and became a major art collector, his dealer being Joseph Duveen. In 1901 the Coopers bought the lease of 26 Grosvenor Square, which made them neighbours to the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen at no 27: they had recently returned from Canada where Lord Aberdeen had been Governor General from 1893 to 1898. The London decorators Howard & Sons redecorated no 26 'under the aegis of Duveen Brothers' probably with some involvement by Duveen's architect Rene Sergent in Paris, the panelling for Duveen's tapestries being made by Anatole Beaumetz. While this work was in progress, Marshall Mackenzie's eldest son Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie (born 1879) - his middle names were those of his maternal grandfather - was working with Sergent in Paris as an improver. Articled to his father in August 1894 at the age of fifteen, 'AGR' took classes at Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology and the University of Aberdeen, and quickly developed extraordinary ability, becoming his father's chief assistant at the end of his apprenticeship in 1898. Nevertheless he felt he needed London experience, and early in 1900 he obtained a place in the office of one of his father's proposers, Colonel Edis, which enabled him to study at the Architectural Association and at the Central School of Arts and Crafts under Lethaby, Halsey Ricardo and Frampton. After his spell with Sergent in 1901 he obtained a place in the London office of Niven & Wigglesworth, Herbert Wigglesworth having been an apprentice of his father's, and passed the qualifying exam in June. He was admitted ARIBA on 17 September 1901, his proposers being his father, Wigglesworth, and his partner Niven. At that date he had travelled only in Normandy and in Holland, but soon thereafter he spent two months on a study tour in Italy before being recalled to his father's office in 1902 to assist with the Marischal College extension.

The London office was set up initially to enlarge and remodel Hursley Park in Hampshire, which the Coopers had bought in 1902, the work being carried out in association with Duveen, who obtained the boiseries and the Beauvais tapestries. AGR was put in charge of the London office although the division was by no means clear-cut, his father being in London for a few days every fortnight while the son undertook a certain amount of the design work of the Aberdeen office. Partly from the Coopers' influence and partly from sheer ability, the London practice was very successful, at once securing the £300,000 commission for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Aldwych, followed by a still more prestigious one for Canada House, also part of the Strand-Kingsway improvements, which put the Mackenzies in the same league as J J Burnet. The project was deferred but another for Australia House, also in Aldwych followed a few years later and was built. AGR was then elevated to FRIBA on 3 March 1913, his proposers being Leonard Stokes who had become a close friend and with whose son there was to be a future connection, and Niven and Wigglesworth.

By that date Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie was also in the London office. Born in 1890 or 1891 and educated at Charterhouse rather than in Aberdeen, Gilbert was articled to the Aberdeen office in 1909 but left in the same year for the University of Cambridge, probably to read modern languages in preparation for study at the Atelier Gromort in Paris in 1911. He returned to the London office in 1912 without taking the Diplome du Gouvernement, recalled to assist his brother with Australia House, and passed the qualifying exam in the same year without completing any apprenticeship and little more than a year's practical experience in total. He was admitted ARIBA in the same year, his proposers being his father, his brother, and another professional friend of his brother's, Herbert Austen Hall. Shortly thereafter he was taken into partnership, the practice title becoming briefly A Marchall Mackenzie & Sons.

The Mackenzies suffered severely in the First World War. The long-deferred Canada House project was cancelled, the Union Club and the Royal College of Physicians being eventually bought for the purpose and the commission given to Septimus Warwick. Gilbert was called up and commissioned in the First Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders in which he reached the rank of Captain. While serving in France he drew and painted life in the trenches. Subsequently he was sent to Mesopotamia where he was killed in action near Kut on 21 April 1916. AGR enlisted as a private in the London Scottish, in the hope that he could transfer to the Seaforths and be with his brother, but was severely wounded and lost most of a leg. He was invalided out and assisted his father with the completion of Australia House, where work had continued throughout the war years. Mackenzie's second son, who had become a solicitor and was a partner in Cooper & Wink and was too old for active service similarly volunteered, but because of his eyesight he had to be content with the Service Corps from which he survived unscathed.

Alexander Marshall Mackenzie was elevated to the status of full academician in 1918, and the Aberdeen practice remained as prosperous as ever, but despite the continuing support of the Coopers, the London practice did not recover its pre-war success as Burnet's had done. Although still based in London, by the later 1920s AGR was spending much of his time on the work of the Aberdeen office, where his father was assisted by John Gibb Marr (born 1890), who had originally been articled to Clement George. Marr was taken into partnership on 1 January 1927. Niven and Wigglesworth's practice had also begun to run out of work following the completion of Hambro's Bank in London, and their partnership was dissolved in 1927, partly because Niven had developed other interests. Wigglesworth merged his half of the remaining practice with Mackenzie's. Further consolidation took place in Aberdeen in May 1931 when the Mackenzies merged the Aberdeen practice with that of the cinema and auction mart specialist, Clement George, born 1879 in Macduff, who had been in the office from 1897 to 1907, and had remained a family friend: his senior partner, George Sutherland had died in 1927. The practice now became A Marshall Mackenzie, Son & George.

These arrangements were to prove brief. Clement George died on 23 February 1932, followed on 4 May 1933 by Alexander Marshall Mackenzie who had been at the drawing board until within a week of his death, latterly working mostly from Culter House, a great early eighteenth century house with a fine formal garden to which he had moved from the very stylish houses AGR had designed for him at Ladyhill and Loch Coull in 1911. The practice then reverted to its former title of A Marshall Mackenzie & Son.

As a result of these deaths AGR determined to strengthen the Aberdeen office, where Marr had had little opportunity for design and still less for the modern design required to keep the practice in business. Leonard Stokes's son David, who had left the Architectural Association in 1930 and set up practice with Peter Fleetwood Hesketh in 1930, had run out of work. His office in Lincoln's Inn was nearby Mackenzie and Wigglesworth's, and shortly after his father's death AGR asked Stokes to take charge of the design work of the Aberdeen office. It was an arrangement on which Marr had not been consulted and with which he may not have been entirely happy: much later he observed that he felt Stokes had been sent up to keep an eye on him. Introducing a London Catholic to Aberdeen society of that time was not without problems, but Stokes found that 'the natives in Aberdeen became friendly in about six months'.

Although the Aberdeen office was commissioned to build a large new office for the Halifax Building Society, by 1935 the Mackenzie & Wigglesworth practice in London was at a low ebb: Robert W R Mackenzie (1913-75) of the Perth bleaching (Lumsden & Mackenzie) side of the family was to have joined the office, but in the event there was not enough work to justify him coming. The Wigglesworth and Stokes partnerships were dissolved, AGR returned to Aberdeen and the Stokes 'went back to London without any reluctance.' Culter had been sold but AGR and his wife bought a smaller and completely unspoiled mid-eighteenth-century country house at Bourtie, near Inverurie. It was carefully repaired but not modernised and to the very end of her life Mrs Mackenzie cooked on an open fire.

Apart from some country house work, most importantly Candacraig, the business of the post-war practice was mainly conservation work, the National Trust for Scotland being the main client. In 1952 Ian G Lindsay, as Chief Investigator, asked AGR to become a part-time investigator of historic buildings with responsibility for Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Kincardine, some of the survey work being delegated to a Huntly-born architect he had known in London, Robert J Troup, who, like many other architects at the time, was in need of financial help. Of all the part-time investigators, AGR had the greatest influence on Lindsay's thinking, particularly in respect of group value. He pioneered the concept of conservation areas, listing the fisher towns as single items.

AGR Mackenzie and John Gibb Marr remained in partnership until 1960 when AGR retired completely, following a disagreement with Marr, which was regretted on both sides and subsequently made up. Like his father, AGR continued to work up to the time of his death on 20 March 1963, a few weeks after major surgery. He was buried at Bourtie churchyard where a simply inscribed standing stone marks his grave.

Marr continued the practice after the dissolution of the partnership in 1960, and it was not until this time that its title was changed to A Marshall Mackenzie & Marr. He closed the practice in 1972, when most of the drawings were dispersed to the firm's clients or to the current owners of the buildings. He retired to Raigmore Tower, Inverness, where he died in 1983.

(See separate entry for May 1931 to February 1932, when the practice was briefly A Marshall Mackenzie Son & George.)

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6343, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusiness19011914 
Item 2 of 613, Waterloo Place, London, EnglandBusiness1910 *  
Item 3 of 61, Victoria Street, London, EnglandBusiness1914Before 1930 
Item 4 of 614, St Leonard's Terrace, Chelsea, London SW 3 1917 Building News 14 November 1917. p400
Item 5 of 6173A, Union Street, Aberdeen, ScotlandBusinessBefore 1928After 1933 
Item 6 of 67, John Street, Bedford Row, London, EnglandBusiness1930 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architectural practice (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 38Robert Muil Bremner  Architect 
Item 2 of 38Herbert William Cruickshank (or Herbert William Cruikshank)19021904 or 1905Apprentice 
Item 3 of 38Clement George19021907Assistant 
Item 4 of 38Alexander Marshall Mackenzie1902May 1933Senior Partner 
Item 5 of 38Alexander George Robertson Mackenzie19021960PartnerFrom 1903 a partner in London
Item 6 of 38David Mitchellc. 1903 Assistant 
Item 7 of 38James William Crawfordc. 19031908Chief Assistant 
Item 8 of 38William Harold Williams19041906Assistant 
Item 9 of 38Herbert William Cruickshank (or Herbert William Cruikshank)1904 or 19051907Apprentice 
Item 10 of 38Robert Hunter Cameron1906c. 1906Assistantfor 10 months
Item 11 of 38John Alistair Ross19061907DraughtsmanIn London office
Item 12 of 38Herbert William Cruickshank (or Herbert William Cruikshank)19071912AssistantIn London office
Item 13 of 38Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie19091909Apprentice 
Item 14 of 38John Gibb Marr1 June 19121921Draughtsman 
Item 15 of 38Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie19131914Assistant 
Item 16 of 38Herbert William Cruickshank (or Herbert William Cruikshank)19141915AssistantIn London office
Item 17 of 38James Ellaby (or Ellerby) Rhind16 April 191423 May 1914Assistant 
Item 18 of 38James Stott Dawson1917c. 1922Apprentice 
Item 19 of 38Simpson LowJanuary 1920 Assistant 
Item 20 of 38Frank Alexander Greig InglisJune 1920June 1923Apprentice 
Item 21 of 38Thomas Ruddiman Wood19221925Apprentice 
Item 22 of 38James ScottAfter 1922Before 1925Assistantfor one year during this period
Item 23 of 38James Stott Dawsonc. 19221923Assistant 
Item 24 of 38Frank Alexander Greig InglisJune 1924June 1925Improver 
Item 25 of 38Alexander ToughAugust 1924August 1927Apprentice 
Item 26 of 38Alan (or Allan?) MacKenzie19251930Apprentice(?) 
Item 27 of 38James MorrisonSeptember 1926April 1927AssistantIn London office, under AGR Mackenzie
Item 28 of 38John Gibb Marr1 January 19271960Partner 
Item 29 of 38Alexander ToughAugust 1927September 1928Assistant 
Item 30 of 38Ruth Knox Jackson1928 Assistant 
Item 31 of 38Alexander ToughSeptember 1929January 1930Assistant 
Item 32 of 38Henry Edwin Scott19311934Apprentice 
Item 33 of 38David Dominic Scott Stokes19331936Partner 
Item 34 of 38Ian Fyfe Cameron19331936Assistant 
Item 35 of 38Isobel Margaret Gordon (Mrs Adams)1934June 1936Assistant 
Item 36 of 38John Ronald Beaton15 July 1935June 1938Apprentice 
Item 37 of 38Arthur Lyall (or Lysall) Chisholm LemonJune 1937April 1940Apprentice(?)during diploma studies
Item 38 of 38Donald Rae Stewart19401941Assistant 

Buildings and Designs

This architectural practice 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 1491902Aberdeen University, Marischal College  AberdeenScotlandFront and Broad Street front
Item 2 of 1491902Cooper ParkElgin MorayshireScotlandLayout of Park including West Lodge
Item 3 of 1491903Fyvie Castle, recreation hall   AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 4 of 1491903Hursley ParkWinchester HampshireEnglandRemodelling and additions
Item 5 of 1491903Ruthrieston Church hallRuthrieston AberdeenScotland 
Item 6 of 149After 1903St John's ChurchFarley Chamberlayne HampshireEnglandRestoration
Item 7 of 149c. 1903Waldorf Hotel  LondonEngland 
Item 8 of 1491904Aberdeen Dairy Company  AberdeenScotland 
Item 9 of 1491904Mayne HouseElgin? Morayshire?Scotland 
Item 10 of 1491905Blairfindy Shooting LodgeBlairfindy MorayshireScotland 
Item 11 of 1491905Dinnet House  AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations after fire, addition of square tower
Item 12 of 1491905Fyvie InstitutionFyvie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 13 of 1491905Glenmore Shooting LodgeGlen More/Glenmore Inverness-shireScotland 
Item 14 of 1491905St Cyrus Parish ChurchSt Cyrus KincardineshireScotlandAlterations
Item 15 of 1491905St Kentigern's Episcopal ChurchBallater AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 16 of 149c. 1905Fife Arms HotelBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandNew porch
Item 17 of 149c. 1905House for Dr Walford BodieMacduff BanffshireScotland 
Item 18 of 1491907Canada HouseAldwych LondonEngland 
Item 19 of 1491907House for Frederick Kindness, Murray Terrace  AberdeenScotland 
Item 20 of 1491908Aberdeen Dairy Company  AberdeenScotlandAdditions
Item 21 of 1491908Ladyhill HouseElgin MorayshireScotlandAdditions
Item 22 of 1491908University of Aberdeen, King's College Sports Pavilion  AberdeenScotland 
Item 23 of 149190926 Grosvenor Square  LondonEnglandRedecoration with White Allom
Item 24 of 149Late 1900sBraemar CastleBraemar AberdeenshireScotlandWork probably not executed
Item 25 of 1491910Aberlour Manse with stables etcAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 26 of 1491910Aberlour Parish ChurchAberlour BanffshireScotlandAlterations
Item 27 of 1491910Craigiebuckler Church hallCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotlandEnlargement
Item 28 of 1491910Kaim HousePitfodels AberdeenScotland 
Item 29 of 1491910National Library of WalesAberystwyth  WalesCompetition design - not successful
Item 30 of 1491910Queen’s University  BelfastNorthern IrelandPlaced third in competition
Item 31 of 149c. 1910Professor Ewart's House  AberdeenScotland 
Item 32 of 1491911Balmoral CastleBalmoral AberdeenshireScotlandDecoration and minor alterations
Item 33 of 1491911King's CollegeOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandNew building and gateway to new wing (New King's.)
Item 34 of 149c. 1911Memorial to Edward VII, Crathie ChurchCrathie AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 35 of 1491912Assurance OfficeHolborn LondonEngland 
Item 36 of 1491912Coull HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlexander Marshall Mackenzie for himself; largely designed by AGR Mackenzie and Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie
Item 37 of 1491912Ladyhill House and LodgeBieldside AberdeenScotlandAlexander Marshall Mackenzie for himself; largely designed by AGR Mackenzie and Gilbert Marshall Mackenzie
Item 38 of 1491912Northern Meeting RoomsInverness Inverness-shireScotlandRedecoration
Item 39 of 1491912Recreation Hall, Maypole Dairy WorksSouthall MiddlesexEngland 
Item 40 of 1491912Rubislaw ChurchQueen's Cross AberdeenScotlandLectern
Item 41 of 1491913Australia HouseAldwych LondonEngland 
Item 42 of 1491913Balnacoil HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 43 of 1491913Connet HillElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 44 of 1491913Lecht Shooting LodgeTomintoul BanffshireScotland 
Item 45 of 1491913SherrifhaughElgin MorayshireScotland 
Item 46 of 1491914Board of Trade Offices  LondonEnglandCompetition entry
Item 47 of 1491914King's College, Examination Hall  AberdeenScotlandFirst scheme, not built
Item 48 of 1491914Lowson Memorial ChurchForfar AngusScotland 
Item 49 of 1491914Lowson Memorial Church HallForfar AngusScotland 
Item 50 of 1491914Lowson Memorial ManseForfar AngusScotland 
Item 51 of 1491914Turriff Parish ChurchTurriff AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction
Item 52 of 149c. 1914Huntly Parish ChurchHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandFurnishings - probably by Mackenzies. Also memorial plaques in vestibule.
Item 53 of 1491915Cults West ChurchCults AberdeenshireScotlandMain church
Item 54 of 1491915The SteyneBournemouth HampshireEngland 
Item 55 of 1491916Avochie HouseHuntly (near) AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work
Item 56 of 1491918War memorialAdvie MorayshireScotland 
Item 57 of 1491919Achvarasdal House  CaithnessScotlandAlterations
Item 58 of 1491920Dufftown War MemorialDufftown BanffshireScotland 
Item 59 of 1491920Elgin MuseumElgin MorayshireScotlandAlterations and additions
Item 60 of 1491920Fyvie Castle and ancillary buildingsFyvie AberdeenshireScotlandFurther alterations and additions
Item 61 of 1491920Mosstodloch War MemorialMosstodloch MorayshireScotland 
Item 62 of 1491920NorthcotePitfodels AberdeenScotland 
Item 63 of 1491920War MemorialForres MorayshireScotland 
Item 64 of 1491920War Memorial Buildings and Victory HallAboyne AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 65 of 149c. 1920Denmore  AberdeenshireScotlandRemodelling
Item 66 of 1491921Aberdeen War Memorial, Cowdray Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 67 of 1491921Grantown War MemorialGrantown-on-Spey MorayshireScotland 
Item 68 of 1491921Shopfront, Wigmore Street  LondonEngland 
Item 69 of 149After 1921Scottish Alliance Assurance Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 70 of 1491922Chapel of Garioch Parish ChurchChapel of Garioch AberdeenshireScotlandReordering with intersecting tracery added in windows and addition of broad north chancel
Item 71 of 1491922King's College, Botany Department  AberdeenScotland 
Item 72 of 149c. 1922All Saints Church, reredosHursley HampshireEnglandDesign of new reredos
Item 73 of 149c. 1922Coull War MemorialCoull AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 74 of 149c. 1922Craigiebuckler War MemorialCraigiebuckler AberdeenScotland 
Item 75 of 149c. 1922Cults War MemorialCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 76 of 149c. 1922Drumoak War MemorialDrumoak AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 77 of 149c. 1922Fochabers War MemorialFochabers MorayshireScotland 
Item 78 of 149c. 1922Gordon Castle War MemorialFochabers MorayshireScotland 
Item 79 of 149c. 1922Nairn War MemorialNairn NairnshireScotland 
Item 80 of 1491923177 Queen's Road  AberdeenScotland 
Item 81 of 1491923Chelsea Hospital for Women, nurses homeChelsea LondonEngland 
Item 82 of 1491923Dunecht House, Tower Lodges and Boathouse  AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 83 of 1491923Lewis War Memorial LewisRoss and CromartyScotland 
Item 84 of 1491924Concert PavilionBournemouth HampshireEngland 
Item 85 of 1491924Coull HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work?
Item 86 of 1491924The Leys School, Sports PavilionCambridge CambridgeshireEngland 
Item 87 of 1491924University of Aberdeen, Women Students' Union  AberdeenScotland 
Item 88 of 1491924Village Institute    Design by the London office
Item 89 of 1491925King's College, Forestry Department  AberdeenScotland 
Item 90 of 1491926Davidson HouseMarylebone LondonEngland 
Item 91 of 1491926Huntly Parish ChurchHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandProposal for new tower - only partly built
Item 92 of 1491926Huntly Parish Church HallHuntly AberdeenshireScotlandDesign for hall - only partly built; formed part of more ambitious scheme for both church and hall with tower made c.1913-14
Item 93 of 1491926King's College, Elphinstone Hall  AberdeenScotland 
Item 94 of 1491926St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandRestoration, including removal of plaster from walls
Item 95 of 1491926St Mary's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandNew porch and font
Item 96 of 1491928Kemnay Parish ChurchKemnay AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction and reordering with intersecting tracery added in windows
Item 97 of 1491928Knappach HouseCrathes AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 98 of 1491929Banchory Devenick ChurchBanchory Devenick KincardineshireScotlandRestoration
Item 99 of 1491929CanmoreBraemar AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 100 of 1491929St Devenick's Old Parish ChurchBanchory-Devenick KincardineshireScotlandEast window and rearrangement of interior
Item 101 of 1491929St Mary's Parish ChurchMonymusk AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration and reordering of Priory church
Item 102 of 1491930Britannic Assurance Buildings  AberdeenScotland 
Item 103 of 1491930Fodderty Parish Church, War Memorial ArchFodderty Ross and CromartyScotlandWith Donald Matheson
Item 104 of 1491930Mortlach Parish ChurchDufftown BanffshireScotlandRestoration
Item 105 of 1491930Strathpeffer War Memorial gatewayStrathpeffer Ross and CromartyScotland 
Item 106 of 1491930Woodside North Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 107 of 1491931Kintore Church HallKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 108 of 149May 1932Capitol Cinema  AberdeenScotland 
Item 109 of 1491933Jackson's Garage  AberdeenScotland 
Item 110 of 1491934Halifax Building Society  AberdeenScotlandBy Stokes in partnership with A Marshall Mackenzie & Son
Item 111 of 1491934Littleways  AberdeenScotland 
Item 112 of 1491934Model Tenement block  AberdeenScotland 
Item 113 of 149c. 1934Flats, The Spittal  AberdeenScotland 
Item 114 of 1491934 or 1937St Lesmo's ChapelGlentanar/Glen Tanar AberdeenshireScotlandTower to north-west
Item 115 of 1491935All Saints Episcopal ChurchWoodside AberdeenScotland 
Item 116 of 1491935House for Mrs StuartBanchory KincardineshireScotlandBy Stokes in partnership with A Marshall Mackenzie & Son
Item 117 of 149193616 ChanonryOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotland 
Item 118 of 1491936St Nicholas East Parish Church  AberdeenScotlandReordered and refurnished
Item 119 of 1491936St Ninian's Episcopal ChurchSeaton AberdeenScotland 
Item 120 of 1491937Douglas Hotel  AberdeenScotlandReconstruction
Item 121 of 1491937House at PowisOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotland 
Item 122 of 1491937Northern Hotel (2)Kittybrewster AberdeenScotland 
Item 123 of 1491937St Mary's Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 124 of 1491938Little ColstropeHambledon BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 125 of 1491938St Andrew's Episcopal Church  AberdeenScotlandExecuted the design and installation of the Seabury Memorial - on behalf of Comper
Item 126 of 1491939Gardener's Cottage, MarlowMarlow BuckinghamshireEngland 
Item 127 of 1491939Pittodrie ChurchPittodrie AberdeenScotland 
Item 128 of 1491939University of Aberdeen, King's College Sports Pavilion  AberdeenScotlandNew pavilion
Item 129 of 149c. 1939Durris House  AberdeenshireScotlandProposed alterations- not carried out
Item 130 of 149Mid 1930sGlen Tanar HouseAboyne AberdeenshireScotlandAlterations
Item 131 of 149Before 1940HousingMarylebone LondonEngland 
Item 132 of 1491947St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandNew east window
Item 133 of 149c. 1949Castle Fraser, farm cottagesCastle Fraser AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 134 of 149c. 1949Farm cottagesDalcross NairnshireScotland 
Item 135 of 1491950Northern Hotel (2)Kittybrewster AberdeenScotlandProposed addition
Item 136 of 1491953Kincorth Church  AberdeenScotland 
Item 137 of 1491953Kincorth Manse  AberdeenScotland 
Item 138 of 1491953St Machar's CathedralOld Aberdeen AberdeenScotlandNew east wall within crossing
Item 139 of 1491954Pitmedden HouseUdny AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs to Great Garden for NTS. Also alterations to house.
Item 140 of 1491954Provost Ross' House  AberdeenScotlandRestoration
Item 141 of 1491956Candacraig HouseStrathdon AberdeenshireScotlandReconstruction after fire and new gates
Item 142 of 1491956Royal Bank of Scotland, 150 Union Street  AberdeenScotlandReinstatement of ground floor
Item 143 of 1491957Balbithan House  AberdeenshireScotlandRestoration
Item 144 of 1491957Pitcaple House  AberdeenshireScotlandRepairs
Item 145 of 1491958Crathie Church, King George VI MemorialCrathie AberdeenshireScotlandIn association with William Reid Dick (sculptor)
Item 146 of 1491958Electricity Sub-StationKintore AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 147 of 1491958Electricity Sub-StationCults AberdeenshireScotland 
Item 148 of 1491958Esslemont House and stables  AberdeenshireScotlandInternal alterations, mainly at stairs
Item 149 of 1491960St Mary's Parish ChurchMonymusk AberdeenshireScotlandFurther work


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Lippe, William1979The Scottish baronial house in Aberdeenshire of the Mackenzies and James Matthews The Robert Gordon University post graduate dissertation 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architectural practice:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder7 May 1948  p548-51

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architectural practice:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Personal information from: Mrs AGR Mackenzie; John G Marr; Ian G Lindsay; Robert W R Mackenzie (of Perth); Mrs Isobel Adams (nee Gordon), Broughty Ferry ('Dr Marshall Mackenzie's quine'); David Stokes (interview with Charles McKean on 17 December 1985)