Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Angus Sutherland
Designation: Architect
Born: 17 February 1881
Died: 1920
Bio Notes: George Angus Sutherland was born on 17 February 1881 and articled to James Jerdan on 19 February 1900. During his four-year apprenticeship there he attended Heriot-Watt College and the Edinburgh School of Applied Art as well as studying sanitation and passing the Royal Sanitary Institute associate exam. Of the following four years, he spent two in Edinburgh and two in London. The exact details of his employment over this period have not been established but it appears that he worked first for Joseph Marr Johnston of Leith, assisting with the Leith Poorhouse and other warehouse, business and domestic work, before moving to London to join an untraced office and finally joining Arthur Bond of Cannon Street, of whom no more is known. He returned to Scotland to commence independent practice in 1909 at 10 Bridge Street, Wick.

Sutherland was admitted LRIBA on 20 March 1911; he did not enlist the support of any RIBA members as proposers but supplied references from Jerdan, his local minister John Spark, and a bacteriologist named D G Sutherland who was unrelated. His home address then was Longley Lodge, Wick, and he gave an additional residential address of the Arms Hotel, Brora. He died in 1920.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 310, Bridge Street, Wick, Caithness, ScotlandBusiness1909After 1914 
Item 2 of 3Longley Lodge, Wick, Caithness, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  
Item 3 of 3Arms Hotel, Brora, Sutherland, ScotlandPrivate1911 *  

* 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 3James Jerdan19 February 19001904Apprentice 
Item 2 of 3Joseph Marr Johnston1904(?)1906(?)Assistant 
Item 3 of 3Arthur BondAfter 1906c. October 1909Assistant 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 1James Jerdan20 March 1911for 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 2c. 1904Leith PoorhouseLeith EdinburghScotlandAs assistant to Joseph Marr Johnston
Item 2 of 21914House for Mr A K MillerWick CaithnessScotland 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder5 November 1920  Obituary - p510 (just death notice)
Item 2 of 3RIBA Journal23 October 1920 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary - p500
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal4 December 1920 London: Royal Institute of British ArchitectsObituary - p78

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 v13 no856