Basic Biographical Details

Name: Eric Alexander Sutherland
Designation: Architect
Born: 11 June 1870
Died: 9 October 1940
Bio Notes: Eric Alexander Sutherland was born at Whiteburn, West Lothian on 11 June 1870, the son of John Sutherland, bank agent and his wife Mary Wilson, and educated at Glasgow Academy. He was articled to Campbell Douglas & Sellars in 1887 and remained with Campbell Douglas & Morrison after Sellars's death in 1888. During those years he attended classes at Glasgow School of Art, and spent a fortnight sketching and measuring in Elgin and another fortnight at Selby Abbey, Yorkshire, the latter made possible by a travelling scholarship he won in 1892. In 1893 he moved to Manchester as assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods, and in 1897 to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to work as senior assistant to Matthew Horner Graham, returning to Glasgow in 1899 to commence independent practice. His office was at 96 Renfield Street, but c.1910 he moved to 102 Bath Street where he remained until his death. He was admitted LRIBA in the mass intake of 20 July 1911, proposed by John Bennie Wilson and the Glasgow Institute of Architects, of which he had recently been made a member; and was advanced to FRIBA on 23 October 1933, his proposers being John Keppie, a friend from his first years with Campbell Douglas & Sellars, James Lochhead and William Brown Whitie.

Sutherland died unmarried on 9 October 1940 at Ellangowan, 37 Douglas Gardens, Uddingston, his home since at least 1910.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 43, Albany Street, Kelvinside, Glasgow, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1887After 1893 
Item 2 of 496, Renfield Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1899c. 1909 
Item 3 of 4102, Bath Street, Glasgow, ScotlandBusinessc. 19091939 or 1940(?) 
Item 4 of 4Ellangowan/37, Douglas Gardens, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, ScotlandPrivatec. 19101940 

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 5Campbell Douglas & SellarsSeptember 1887Late 1888 or early 1889Apprentice 
Item 2 of 5Campbell Douglas & MorrisonLate 1888 or early 18891892Apprentice 
Item 3 of 5Campbell Douglas & Morrison18921893Assistant 
Item 4 of 5Mangnall & Littlewoods18931897Assistant 
Item 5 of 5Matthew Horner Graham18971899Senior Assistant(?) 

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 8William RossAfter 1913Before 1920AssistantDescribed as 'chief draughtsman' in ARIBA papers
Item 2 of 8John Watt19211924Assistant 
Item 3 of 8Archibald Graham WalkerApril 1925 Draughtsman 
Item 4 of 8George William Robertson19271932Chief Assistant 
Item 5 of 8Duncan McCulloch (junior)19321935Junior Assistant 
Item 6 of 8Alexander Adair GowansAfter 1933Before 1940Assistant 
Item 7 of 8Duncan McCulloch (junior)19351937Senior Assistant 
Item 8 of 8John Grenfell Hird (or Hurd)1939 or 1940 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA

RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 4John Keppie23 October 1933for Fellowship
Item 2 of 4James Lochhead23 October 1933for Fellowship
Item 3 of 4William Brown Whitie23 October 1933for Fellowship
Item 4 of 4John Bennie Wilson20 July 1911for Licentiateship - as President of the Glasgow Institute of Architects

RIBA Proposals

This architect proposed the following individuals for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Grace Dawson Clark (née Mitchell)1 May 1940For Associateship
Item 2 of 6Thomas Oswald White Gratton30 November 1936for Associateship
Item 3 of 6John Grenfell Hird (or Hurd)9 January 1940For Associateship
Item 4 of 6John McClure6 December 1937for Associateship
Item 5 of 6William Ross7 March 1938for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Robert Harkness Wallace10 July 1939for 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 43After 1893Large warehouse for Isodore FrankenburgSalford LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods
Item 2 of 43After 1893Pier and pavilionsBlackpool LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods
Item 3 of 431895West End Pier and PavilionMorecambe LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Mangnall and Littewoods
Item 4 of 431896Victoria PavilionMorecambe LancashireEngland 
Item 5 of 431896Winter Gardens BallroomBlackpool LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods
Item 6 of 431897Central Pier and PavilionMorecambe LancashireEnglandAs assistant to Mangnall & Littlewoods. May have left before this commenced
Item 7 of 431897County Hotel  Newcastle upon TyneEnglandSouth section (Neville Street and three bays on Grainger Street) - as chief assistant to Matthew Horner Graham
Item 8 of 43After 1897Large warehouses for G G Laidler  Newcastle upon TyneEnglandAs chief assistant to Matthew Horner Graham
Item 9 of 431899Various buildlings for the Glasgow & South Western Railway   Scotland 
Item 10 of 431900Business premises of Messrs SawersPaisley RenfrewshireScotland 
Item 11 of 431900Inveralt, PortincapleGareloch ArgyllScotland 
Item 12 of 43c. 1900Congregational Church and Hall  GlasgowScotlandBuilt
Item 13 of 431901North British Tube Works  GlasgowScotland 
Item 14 of 431903Allan Whyte & Company officesRutherglen LanarkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 431904Ayr Pavilion, Low GreenAyr AyrshireScotlandPlaced equal third in competition
Item 16 of 431905Canal Bank HousePaisley RenfrewshireScotlandAlterations
Item 17 of 431905(?)Electrical Warehouse, 242-262 Clyde Street  GlasgowScotland 
Item 18 of 431905Glasgow Savings BankGovan GlasgowScotland 
Item 19 of 431909Glasgow Savings BankAyr AyrshireScotlandSutherland may have designed previous building and then its successor as well
Item 20 of 43c. 1910Engineering shops for Allan Whyte & Co  GlasgowScotland 
Item 21 of 43c. 1910St Andrew's Episcopal RectoryUddingston LanarkshireScotland 
Item 22 of 431912British Ropes Ltd, officesRutherglen LanarkshireScotlandPossibly 1902?
Item 23 of 431922(?)Electrical Warehouse, 242-262 Clyde Street  GlasgowScotlandRestoration after fire (see Notes)
Item 24 of 431922House for Robert Bryden, Mossend Place, South King StreetHelensburgh DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 25 of 431923Ardgowan CinemaTradeston GlasgowScotland 
Item 26 of 431925Govanhill Picture HouseGovanhill GlasgowScotland 
Item 27 of 431927Anniesland Methodist Church  GlasgowScotland 
Item 28 of 431927(?)Children's Home HospitalStrathblane StirlingshireScotlandAdditions - thought to be this hospital
Item 29 of 431928La Scala CinemaDunoon ArgyllScotland 
Item 30 of 431930Britannia Pottery  GlasgowScotland 
Item 31 of 431930Glasgow Savings BankHutchesontown GlasgowScotland 
Item 32 of 43c. 1930Uddingston Trinity Parish ChurchUddingston LanarkshireScotlandAlterations?
Item 33 of 431931Glasgow Savings Bank, St Rollox BranchSt Rollox GlasgowScotland 
Item 34 of 431932Glasgow Savings BankPossilpark GlasgowScotland 
Item 35 of 431933Church, Manse RoadMotherwell LanarkshireScotland 
Item 36 of 431933Cinema at ShawlandsShawlands GlasgowScotland 
Item 37 of 431933Mayfair CinemaBattlefield GlasgowScotland 
Item 38 of 431933Queen's Cinema  GlasgowScotlandAlterations?
Item 39 of 431935Glasgow Savings BankAyr AyrshireScotland 
Item 40 of 431935Savings Bank, Alexandra ParkAlexandra Park GlasgowScotland 
Item 41 of 431937Savings BankShettleston GlasgowScotland 
Item 42 of 431938Glasgow Savings BankDumbarton DunbartonshireScotland 
Item 43 of 431940Glasgow Savings BankHillhead GlasgowScotland 

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Post Office Directories     
Item 2 of 3RIBA1930The RIBA Kalendar 1930-1931 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 3 of 3RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder18 October 1940  Obituary
Item 2 of 3Glasgow Herald11 October 1940  Obituary
Item 3 of 3RIBA Journal19 November 1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architectsp15 Death notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information on addresses from research by Iain Paterson
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L v21 no1611; F no3143 (box 17)