Basic Biographical Details

Name: Malcolm & Robertson (or Robertson & Malcolm)
Designation: Architectural practice
Started: Before 1911
Ended: Before 1913
Bio Notes: Alexander Nisbet Malcolm was born on 6 October 1877 at Polmont and articled to Clarke & Bell in Glasgow from 1897 to 1902, studying at Glasgow School of Art (1897 to 1901). After completing his apprenticeship he made a three-week sketching tour in Belgium in July 1902 and returned to Clarke & Bell as assistant. He took three-and-half months off to tour the USA and Canada from May to August 1904, becoming principal assistant after his return. He finally left the firm, by then Clarke & Bell & J H Craigie, in April 1908 to commence independent practice at Charing Cross, Grangemouth.

He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects. At that time he was working in partnership with an as yet unidentified Mr Robertson, and before that time he had written a paper on cities in Belgium and papers entitled 'Housing of the Working Classes' and 'Torphichen Priory'.

The partnership with Robertson was presumably dissolved prior to 1913, by which time Malcolm had moved his office to Vicar Chambers, Falkirk.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architectural practice:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Stirlingshire, Scotland(?)Business   
Item 2 of 3Charing Cross, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  
Item 3 of 3Polmont, Stirlingshire, ScotlandBusiness1911 *  

* 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 2Alexander Nisbet MalcolmBefore 1911Before 1913PartnerListed as Robertson & Malcolm in Measurers' Companion.
Item 2 of 2___ RobertsonBefore 1911Before 1913Partner 

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 11911Maddiston SchoolMaddiston StirlingshireScotlandLarge extension


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architectural practice:
Item 1 of 1Measurers\' Companion1911The Scottish Architects' and Measurers' Companion