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Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Hay Lamont
Designation: Architect
Born: 1876
Died: 6 August 1952
Bio Notes: Alexander Hay (erroneously Haig in some sources) Lamont was born in 1876 and articled to George Craig of Leith from July 1891 until 1895, remaining as assistant for three-and-a-half years before moving to Sydney Mitchell & Wilson in December 1898. In November 1900 he secured a more permanent post with the War Department Scottish Command Architect's Department. During those years he studied under Frank Worthington Simon and Stewart Henbest Capper at the School of Applied Art; he also studied at Heriot-Watt College and, at an earlier stage, at Leith Science College where he was awarded a silver medal in technology in 1893. He spent his holidays sketching in Scotland, England and France. He passed the qualifying exam in London in 1905 and was admitted ARIBA on 5 March 1906, his proposers being James Macintyre Henry, Alexander Hunter Crawford and Harold Ogle Tarbolton. He was then living at 24 Millar Crescent, Morningside, but had moved to 17 Chalmers Crescent, Corstorphine by 1914.

By 1950 Lamont had retired. He died on 6 August 1952.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 424, Millar Crescent, Morningside, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivatec. 1905c. 1909 
Item 2 of 417, Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1914 *  
Item 3 of 425, Barnton Gardens, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusinessc. 1927c. 1936 
Item 4 of 416, House o' Hill Road, Blackhall, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1950  

* 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 4George Craig28 July 1891July 1895Apprentice 
Item 2 of 4George CraigJuly 189531 December 1898Draughtsman 
Item 3 of 4Sydney Mitchell & Wilson31 December 189810 November 1900Assistant 
Item 4 of 4War Department Scottish Command Architects' Department10 November 1900After 1905AssistantIn Edinburgh office

RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Hunter Crawford5 March 1906for Associateship
Item 2 of 3James Macintyre Henry5 March 1906for Associateship
Item 3 of 3Harold Ogle Tarbolton5 March 1906for Associateship

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1John Galt Mitchell4 July 1910for Licentiateship

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 6RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 6RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 4 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 5 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1923    
Item 6 of 6Who's Who in Architecture1926    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBARIBA Biographical Files  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A v16 p121 (microfilm reel 19)

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© All rights reserved. Šand courtesy of RIAS. From RIASQ Spring 1956, no1, p39 

© All rights reserved. Šand courtesy of RIAS. From RIASQ Spring 1956, no1, p39