Basic Biographical Details

Name: Alexander Robert Robertson
Designation: Architect
Born: 1877
Died: After 1914
Bio Notes: Alexander Robert Robertson was born in 1877 and articled to Davidson & Garden, Advocates of Aberdeen in 1894; Davidson & Garden then had an architectural department headed by George Bennett Mitchell. While there he attended the Aberdeen School of Design and briefly taught there. Around 1899 he moved to London and studied at the RA Schools under Phené Spiers, enabling him to pass the qualifying exam in 1902. He was admitted ARIBA on 1 December of that year, his proposers being George Lethbridge (with whom he was then working at 7 Drapers Gardens), Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth (whether through his Aberdeen connections or employment is not clear) and Samuel Flint Clarkson, the North Chelsea surveyor. He was then living at 7 Aden Grove, Green Lanes, London. In 1914 his sole address was 17 South Villas, Camden Square, London.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 6Aberdeen, ScotlandPrivate/business 1899 
Item 2 of 67, Drapers Gardens, London, EnglandBusiness(?)1902 * in George Lethbridge's practice
Item 3 of 67, Aden Grove, Green Lanes, London, EnglandPrivate1902 *  
Item 4 of 617, South Villas, Camden Square, London, EnglandPrivate/business1914 *  
Item 5 of 691, Brick Lane, London, EnglandBusiness1925 *  
Item 6 of 6Nutbourne, Leigh Cliff Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, EnglandPrivate1925 *  

* 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 2Davidson & Garden1894c. 1899ApprenticeWorking under George Bennett Mitchell in the Architectural Department
Item 2 of 2George Lethbridge1902 *   

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 6Samuel Flint Clarkson1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 2 of 6William Robert Davidge26 February 1926for Fellowship
Item 3 of 6George Lethbridge1 December 1902for Associateship
Item 4 of 6Robert Henry Jewers Mayhew26 February 1926for Fellowship
Item 5 of 6(Sir) Giles Gilbert Scott26 February 1926for Fellowship
Item 6 of 6Herbert Hardy Wigglesworth1 December 1902for Associateship


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 A v15 p84 (microfilm reel 18); F no2343 (box 5)